Divisions & Units - Arts & Humanities

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Wesleyan University
Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their Ph.D.’s with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate with a distinguished faculty.

Funding Your Graduate Education

For graduate study, universities support students through fellowships, teaching appointments, research assistant positions, or a combination of these sources. The monies available are often dependent on the size of departments' and schools' endowments and resources that may be available through the Graduate Division. Each school or department has its own methods of distributing fellowship funds. Keep in mind that little funding is usually available for terminal master's degree students.

Tips for Completing UC Berkeley's Fellowship Application (Form C and Personal Statement)

Tips for Completing UC Berkeley's Fellowship Application, Form C

  • Complete every field. If it does not apply to you, then indicate, "not applicable."
  • Obtain the most recent figures from documents that you have in your possession, such as loan or income statements.
  • Be thoughtful and accurate when completing the fields about your resources for the upcoming academic year.
  • Additional living expenses can add up quickly; estimate these carefully, and don't overlook relocation expenses.

Personal Statement Instructions

Faculty Positions Resources

Please note: The links on this page point to the human resources pages at each campus.

Private Secondary Schools

Private secondary schools are an excellent choice for individuals wishing to remain in academia, because they frequently hire faculty members with graduate degrees, including Ph.D.'s.

Notable schools include:

Regional NGO and Non-Profit Opportunities

Atlanta, GA

Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. They build with people in need regardless of race or religion, and welcome employees, volunteers, and supporters from all backgrounds.

Dissertation Fellowships

American Academy in Rome Dissertation Fellowships

The Academy offers 11-month and two-year pre-doctoral fellowships in Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance/Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies. Pre-doctoral fellowships are meant to provide scholars with the necessary time to research and complete their doctoral dissertations.

American Council of Learned Societies