Posted: Oct 20, 2011 5:30 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University has received another $1.05 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue its Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship program began in 2008.
Officials say the latest grant will fund nine postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities for up to six years.
Carole Haber, dean of Tulane's School of Liberal Arts, says the grant will allow them to advance humanities research and teaching for the benefit of the academic community worldwide.
Tulane's history, French/Italian, Spanish/Portuguese, English, philosophy and communication departments will be the primary participants. Fellows will be chosen for their ability to engage in interdisciplinary areas such as Latin American or Urban Studies, and the newly created Gulf South Studies.
At Tulane, Mellon Fellows teach one course per semester. The remainder of their time is devoted to research and writing.