Call for Applications:Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Cold War/Post-1945 International History

Deadline: 15 January 2012


The George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship in Cold War/Post-1945 International History for 2012- 2013. Applicants need to have completed archival research for their dissertation in two or more countries and be at the final writing stage of their dissertation. The Fellow must be in residence at IERES from September 2012 through June 2013 and will be provided with an office and computer. The Fellow will also help the IERES Director administer several workshops that train Ph.D. candidates to conduct archival research. The award will offer support in the amount of $25,000 per year, plus benefits.


• Applicants must be in the writing stage of their dissertation after having conducted significant archival research in at least two countries.

• Applicants must be writing a dissertation on contemporary history in the field of history, political science, anthropology, sociology or a related discipline.

• Applicants must be enrolled advanced graduate students at a U.S. University.


All applications are reviewed by a GWU faculty panel that rewards clarity of argument and method and the originality of the research and the argument. All proposals are expected to meet high levels of academic merit and to make a significant contribution in the applicant’s field. In addition, applicants should highlight their experience conducting archival research and any relevant program administration work.


Please submit an 8-10 page proposal, curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation from a member of your dissertation committee. Please also submit a cover letter that

clearly addresses your experience with archival research and any previous administrative responsibilities. Deadline for all fellowship applications is January 15, 2012. Applications should be sent to with the subject line reading “Pre-doctoral Application.”

Recommendation letters may be e-mailed or sent to:

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

ATTN: Pre-doctoral Application

1957 E Street NW, Suite 412

Washington, DC 20052

Tel: 202-994-6340

Fax: 202-994-5436

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