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Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty program seeks to increase the presence of minority and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities, in core fields of the arts and sciences. It is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WW).

Applicants for 2016 Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty should be in the third year of the tenure-track teaching appointment, be able to accept the fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year, and teach in one of the following Mellon-supported academic fields:

  • Humanities:
    • American and English Literatures, Foreign Languages and Literatures (including Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies), Art History, Classics, Film, Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical focus) History, Linguistics, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Performance Studies (theoretical focus), Philosophy and Political Theory, Religion and Theology, Theater (non-performance focus)
  • Social Sciences:
    • Anthropology and Archaeology, Demography, Sociology
  • Physical Sciences:
    • Computer Science, Earth/Environmental/Geological Sciences, Ecology, Geography and Population Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Oceanographic/Marine/Atmospheric/Planetary Science, Physics and Astronomy

The objective of the Fellowship is to aid the scholarly research and intellectual growth of junior faculty, thereby improving their chances for successfully moving towards tenure.

You can download the application and instructions here. Please read it carefully and prepare your application packet accordingly.

The 2016 Career Enhancement Fellowship application deadline is October 30, 2015.

For more information about the Fellowship, please contact careerenhance@woodrow.org.