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Call for Proposals for Mellon 30th Anniversary Early Career Scholars Program

08/16/2017
As part of celebrating 30 years of grant-making in South Africa in 2018, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation calls for proposals from its partner universities for an Early Career Scholar Program in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
 
The Mellon 30th Anniversary Early Career Scholar Program is intended to support teams of early career scholars to collaboratively pursue important scholarly themes. Each team would be led by a scholar or scholars based at one of the grantee universities of the Foundation’s International Higher Education & Strategic Projects (IHESP) program (see below), must include early career scholars from other IHESP program grantee universities, and can include early career scholars from other universities in the Global South. 
 
The Early Career Scholar Program seeks to support early career scholars to develop and undertake programs of research, writing, and publishing in a way that enhances their individual capabilities, builds wider institutional capacities, and forges robust scholarly networks among scholars and institutions in the Global South.
 
For the purpose of this program, an early career scholar is defined as a scholar who is employed at a university (preferably in a full-time tenured/permanent post), has a record of research and publishing and supervision, and has a PhD that was acquired less than 10 years ago.
 
The proposed programs of research, writing, and publishing would focus on historical and contemporary topics of scholarly significance that are pursued collaboratively by teams of early career scholars. The programs are intended to provide opportunities for imaginative, rigorous, theoretical and empirical research, largely though not exclusively, from an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. They would also seek to advance epistemological, theoretical, methodological, and empirical work from the Global South. Proposed research programs are encouraged to have a public arts and humanities dimension, as well as to be linked to postgraduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The programs would be three to four years in duration and would begin in October 2018 or early 2019.
 
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites universities to consider submitting one proposal for a Mellon 30th Anniversary Early Career Scholar Program. A total of $2,000,000 is available. Grants will not exceed $500,000 for each program that is approved. Provision in the budget can be made for:
  • buy out of teaching time to support research and writing,
  • support for postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students,
  • fellowships at partner universities of up to three months,
  • expenses related to research, team meetings, convening conferences and workshops,
  • travel to conferences,
  • publishing, and
  • reasonable program administration costs.
Proposals will be judged on the quality and significance of the proposed research program, opportunities for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study and comparative study, the rationale for the proposed comparisons, the aptness of plans for implementing the program, and on the scholarly accomplishments of the team leaders and other team members.
 
Texts of proposals should range not exceed 10,000 words. Additionally, proposals should be supplemented by three appendices:
  1. a budget
  2. a well-developed implementation plan
  3. CVs for the team leaders and team members
Please use the usual Mellon guidelines and documents for submission of proposals and budgets.
 
Proposals and appendices for seminar programs must reach the Foundation no later than Friday, April 27, 2018. The Foundation hopes to make grant awards to the successful teams and universities in September 2018.
 
Please send an electronic copy of the draft proposal, the budget on the Mellon template available online, and other appendices to the Alvin Bradbury at alb@mellon.org.
 
IHESP Grantee Universities:
 
  • University of the Witswatersrand
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of Cape Town
  • Rhodes University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Ghana
  • Makerere University
  • American University of Beirut
  • American University in Cairo 
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