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Fellowship Programs

The Humanities Institute offers various research fellowships, including a full-time, residential Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for 2017 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers, and a Junior Mellon Fellowship, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students for the summer of 2017. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent study in the environmental humanities. Fellows will conduct research that involves interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration, botanical arts and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience.