2022 Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for rising seniors in the humanities “to encourage minority students and others with interests in African-American, African, and African Diaspora Studies to pursue PhDs in the humanities.” This program will offer a six-week fellowship program to the students selected and will allow students to explore and navigate the ways in which the past reverberates in the present, and how the present will be able to be traced in the future. There are various components to this fellowship program: “Fellows will have an opportunity to examine, among others, questions about identity, culture, arts, gender, migrations, mental health, and criminal justice, and reflect on how they will affect the future.”

Program Details

  • Full-day sessions with breaks. All sessions are mandatory.
  • Seminars led by distinguished scholars
  • Mentorship from emerging scholars
  • Assigned readings
  • Archival Research
  • Trips to local cultural institutions
  • Most out-of-state transportation costs covered
  • Free housing and meals
  • $3,800 stipend. Students who are enrolled in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are NOT eligible for the stipend.

For more information about qualifications and application instructions, as well as the link to apply, please follow this link.

Application is open as of February 8, 2022, and the deadline to apply is March 25, 2022.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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