Mellon Fellowship at Notre Dame

From Roberta Baranowski (Assistant Director, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame):

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship for a junior scholar in Medieval Studies, made possible through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship will permit an outstanding young scholar in any field of medieval studies to continue his or her research while in residence at Notre Dame's Medieval Institute during the academic year 2008-2009.

The Mellon Fellow's principal obligation will be to pursue his or her research. Though the Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, it is expected that the Fellow will take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute and the multidisiciplinary activities that it sponsors for the medievalist community at Notre Dame. The Fellow will be provided with an office in the Medieval Institute, full library and computer privileges, and access to the Institute's research tools. The Fellow will be expected to reside in South Bend.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a regular appointment at a U.S. institution and plan to return to their institution following their fellowship year. They must have the Ph.D. in hand as of the application date and must not be more than five years beyond the Ph.D.

Stipend: $40,000.
Application deadline: January 15, 2008.

Application procedure: There is no special application form. Rather, applicants should submit a narrative of no more than five pages describing their proposed research, indicating how it builds on existing scholarship, and suggesting how it will benefit from broader interdisciplinary studies. Applicants should also submit a current curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the Medieval Institute by the January 15 deadline.

Announcement of the selection will be made in mid-February 2008.

Please send applications to the address below:

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Application
Medieval Institute
715 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
FAX (574) 631-8644.

For further information, contact: Roberta Baranowski, (574) 631-8304,


Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University, and founded on Squarespace in November of 2004. He studied with James Weisheipl, Leonard Boyle, Walter Principe, and Lawrence Dewan, at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto, Canada).