CLOSED / Princeton Mellon Initiative Call for Fellows: 2019-2020 Academic Year

Jan. 7, 2019

Thank you to all the applicants. The call for Fellows closed January 15, 2019. 

Call for Fellows / 2019-2020

The Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce our call for fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.

We seek applications for two distinct fellowships:

The Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment will be engaged in bridging the humanities and/or environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, race and ethnicity, politics, gender, sociology, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); environmental equity and justice; models of deliberative governance and "healthy cities"; the arts and the anthropocene; or design/planning/humanities approaches to coping with urban environmental conditions, including brownfields, disinvestment, and climate change. The individual may teach or team-teach an undergraduate course that focuses on some aspect of New Jersey and its environment (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.

The Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities should have outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.

We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. in any discipline (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2019), or a terminal Master’s degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by January 15, 2019 for full consideration. Please indicate your specific area of interest in the application dropdown.

Those seeking a fellowship should apply to Applicants seeking a visiting position (for a sabbatical year, etc.) please apply to

For inquiries, including for which version of the job listing to use, please contact Aaron Shkuda (