National Park Service Mellon Humanities Fellowship

Mellon Humanities Fellowship Program

This program supports the work of humanities scholars at National Park Service (NPS) sites across the country. Their research and analysis explore the rich and complex histories present in and around national parks, giving added voice to diverse perspectives and experiences at those sites. As a partner, ACE collaboratively hires and manages the fellows nationwide as part of The Mellon Foundation’s generous grant to the National Park Foundation (NPF) to support recent postdoctoral scholars in this vital project.

Through the program, fellows serve for two years, researching and designing NPS projects that contribute to America at 250, an initiative inspired by the semi-quincentennial of the Declaration of Independence, as well as pursuing other research relevant to their post-fellowship career goals.

Who May Apply

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences received between May 1, 2018, and August 15, 2023. Applications are currently closed for the 2023-25 cohort.

Time Commitment?

The fellowship is 24 months, from September 2023 to August 31, 2025.

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