The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies are designed to help exceptionally promising students prepare for careers of teaching and scholarship in humanistic disciplines. The Mellon Fellowship is a competitive award for first-year doctoral students. Holders of Master’s degrees are not eligible, except when the program was terminal (no Ph.D. offered) or when the M.A. is in a substantially different field than the intended Ph.D. studies. You must officially request an application. You will be asked a number of prescreening questions before an application will be sent. Requests can be made through the Internet site or by calling 1-800-899-9963 and asking for extension 127 or 149. Requests for applications will only be taken until December 4, 2001.