NPS Mellon Humanities Fellowship Program

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Apply now for a National Park Service Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship. Information on the application process, eligibility requirements, and host sites is available via the link below.

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The National Park Service (NPS), the National Park Foundation (NPF), and American Conservation Experience (ACE) invite scholars who received their doctorate within the last five years to apply for a two-year NPS Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral fellowship. This opportunity is generously supported by a grant from The Mellon Foundation.

The program places recent humanities PhDs with NPS sites and programs across the agency. Its aim is to advance the NPS education mission through new scholarship in the humanities.

Since 2018, the work of the Mellon Fellows has had an impact on dozens of park units and agency programs. Public programming developed by the fellows has reached a wide audience beyond the NPS, with special event series focused on monuments, memorials, and historical memory as well as gender, race, class, and the vote.

In summer 2022, the Mellon Foundation announced an expansion of the program that includes support for an additional thirty postdoctoral fellowships. Applications are now being accepted for a cohort of fifteen (15) fellows.

Learn more about the 2018-2021 Mellon Fellows and their contributions to the NPS and its partners.

Meet the 2018-2021 Mellon Fellows

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Last updated: December 12, 2022