9/11 Memorial Museum Mellon Foundation Fellowship

In Fall 2015, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will launch its scholarly programs with the award of two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation post-doctoral fellowships to qualified candidates whose scholarly work reflects an engagement with issues related to or emerging from the 9/11 attacks. Eligible fields of study include: American studies, anthropology, architectural history, area studies, art history, education, history, international relations, literature, memory studies, museum studies, performance studies, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, or related fields. 

This award provides a resident Fellowship for a two-year term (Fall 2015 Spring 2017) at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, including two years of salary and benefits.

The fellowship is intended to bring a Fellows scholarly interests into the development of the Museums programs, and to allow for the Fellow to experience the program and professional opportunities offered by this and other museums.  The Fellows will be placed within the Museums Education Department.

 Candidates should demonstrate an interest in pursuing research projects that can contribute to the Museums public-facing activities: education, public programs, exhibitions and collections.  The fellowship opportunity allows a successful candidate to engage fully with the daily operation of a major museum, and to interact with museum visitors around significant issues of public history and memory.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. prior to the beginning of their appointments. Fellows will be full-time employees and are expected to participate in the professional and intellectual life of the Museum, and to acknowledge the support of the Museum and the Mellon Foundation in publications and lectures that stem from research conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer at least one public lecture during their tenure at the Museum.

The Museum will also appoint a non-resident Senior Scholar, who will provide counsel, review and mentoring to the Mellon Fellows.

Applicants should provide the following:

–          A cover letter describing the applicants interest in working in a Museum environment.

–          A full CV.

–          A writing sample of approximately 20 pages.

–          A proposal (1,500-word maximum) outlining research and professional interests that would be supported by a two year term in the Museum.  This proposal should focus on both Museum functions that are of interest to the applicant, as well as potential scholarly directions for her/his work.

–          Two letters of recommendation.


The application deadline is Friday, April 17, 2015. Awards will be announced by the end of May 2015. It is the responsibility of the applicant to be sure that applications are complete.


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