— Investing in the Future of Humanities at UC Riverside —

Funded by a $1 million award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mellon Investments in Humanities Faculty grant advances the excellence of humanities scholarship at UCR by enriching research and intellectual community. This five-year project will fund 22 of a total of 26 faculty professorships over the years 2019-2025.  An additional 4 fellowships are underwritten by generous campaign gifts and college support. Read our press release.

The grant awards three categories of fellowships:
Mellon Term Professorships are selected through competitive calls each fall.
Second-Project Professorships are selected through competitive calls each fall.
Dean’s Term Professorships are reserved for recruitment and retention of humanities faculty.

All fellows receive funds to buy out four courses, freeing them from teaching responsibilities for one academic year. In residence at CIS, the scholars will pursue year-long projects designed to significantly advance their research agendas. Fellows will meet monthly to exchange ideas and provide feedback on works in progress. In addition, each fellow receives research funds to help develop, promote, and publish their work.

2019-20 Mellon Humanities Fellows

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues who have received a year-long residency fellowship at the Center.

  • David Biggs
  • Marissa Brookes
  • Matthew King
  • Jade Sasser
  • Stephen Sohn

Learn more about the fellow’s research on our Fellowships page.