Humanities Research Fellowship and Mellon Project Grant

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Applications will be available on September 5, 2014.

The Division of Arts and Humanities in the College of Letters and Science takes great pleasure in announcing the Humanities Research Fellowship (HRF) program and the Mellon Project Grant (MPG) program for the academic year 2015-16.

The HRF program supplements the sabbatical salaries of assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors at UC Berkeley who are engaged in humanistic disciplines or who work in the creative arts. Funded by the McEnerney Endowment in the Division of Arts and Humanities, the HRF program enables faculty members to take research leaves ahead of the normal sabbatical-leave schedule.

The MPG program, funded by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation to the Division of Arts and Humanities, is intended to support research costs for associate professors and professors in the arts and humanities and social sciences at UC Berkeley who are engaged in research in humanistic disciplines or who work in the creative arts.

Eligible faculty members may apply for a fellowship, for a project grant, or for both. Please note that only faculty members who are at associate professor or professor rank in the Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences divisions are eligible for a Mellon Project Grant.

Applications must be received by department chairs by October 6, 2014.  Department chairs are asked to write a statement assessing the merits of the applications they receive and to forward the applications and their letters by October 20, 2014 to

No late applications will be considered.

Information about eligibility and policies for each program may be found at:

HRF eligibility and policies (PDF)
MPG eligibility and policies (PDF)

Application instructions and the application form may be found at:

HRF/MPG application form (Available September 5, 2014)

Additional application resources:

Sabbatical Credits and Salary Percentage - APM 740 Chart III (PDF)
MPG Budget Template (XLS)

If you have any questions or problems with any of the file attachments, please contact or your department manager.

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