Marquette University History Department
Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship
The Mellon Fellowship is a competitive award for outstanding junior or senior students considering advanced studies in History. These fellowships are designed to offer students insight into both graduate studies and a History career through direct contact with faculty members, either by assisting a professor in his/her research or by pursing their own special research interests under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Two fellowships are awarded each semester and selection is based upon the strength of the applicant’s resume, personal statement and faculty recommendation. Each Mellon Fellow will be expected to work an average of three hours per week over the course of the semester working with his/her mentor.
1) The first is an “Academic Fellowship,” as described above. The student selected for this fellowship will work with a faculty member on a project related to a professor’s research or the student’s particular interest. A Fellow may assess library and on-line resources, research fellowship and grant opportunities, prepare course proposals, reading lists, or syllabi, investigate graduate programs, craft a personal statement or develop a writing sample to be used in graduate school applications. The Mellon Fellow selected for this award will receive a $750 stipend and up to $500 in travel funds to conduct research in an archive or to attend an academic conference.
2) The second is an editorial internship with Dr. James Marten, editor of the Journal of the History of Children and Youth. The Fellow will help edit and proofread articles, select books for review, and communicate with authors, among other duties.,\ The Mellon Fellow selected for this award will receive a $1250 stipend.
Requirements and Application Procedure
1) History major with a junior or senior standing
2) Minimum overall QPA of 3.00 and QPA in the major of 3.50.
2) Written Recommendation from a History faculty member willing to serve as mentor
3) One-page statement explaining your interest in history, and what you hope to gain from the Fellowship experience.
2) One-page statement explaining your interest in history, and what you hope to gain from the Fellowship experience.
Please submit your application materials to the History office no later than March 29, 2013.