Humanities - Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015/2016 ($ 54,500)

The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities invites applications for its Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Deadline of submissions is January 14, 2015. The Center will host a year-long interdisciplinary seminar on the theme "When the Fringe Dwarfs the Center: Vernacular Islam beyond the Arab World" during the 2015/2016 academic year. Seminar participants will trace the historical processes that have led to the development of local or vernacular Islams.

The fellowship pays a stipend of $ 50,000 and provides a research fund of $ 3,000 for the academic year in residence. The fellowship also provides up to $ 1,500 in moving expenses. Applications are invited from young scholars in all disciplines whose lively presence will help to focus the Center's work and stimulate discussions. An applicant's Ph.D. must have been awarded between December 30, 2009 and December 30, 2014.

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