The online application will open in June 2024. Please check this page for further updates. 

Applicants must have a substantial record of publication and a Ph.D. awarded no later than December 31, 2023. Scholars are not required to hold a current institutional affiliation. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024

Dates of Membership: 

Term I: September 22 – December 19, 2025 & Term II: January 12 – April 10, 2026 

Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, awarded no later than December 31, 2023.

Scholars are expected to reside at the Institute for Advanced Study or in the Princeton area during the term(s) of their Membership.

Application Requirements: 

  • A completed online application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research proposal (maximum 1,500 words)
  • One-page bibliography related to your proposal
  • PDF files of three publications, in print, from peer-reviewed sources
  • Two reference letters (only required for applicants who received their Ph.D. in the last five years)

Short-listed applicants for the Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professors will be invited for a video interview on Friday, January 24, 2025. 

All applicants will be notified of decisions of the selection process by February 2025 via email. 

For any inquiries, email

Incomplete applications will not be considered.