Mellon Fellowship Program

In partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Columbia Global Centers | Amman ran the Mellon Fellowship Program as a pilot program from 2020-2023 to support emerging displaced scholars working in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The goal of the program was to create opportunities for scholars to reintegrate into academia and resume their academic pursuits.

Eligible candidates were scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who have been forcibly uprooted from their home countries and respective academic institutions. They could be graduate students who had their education disrupted or post-doctoral scholars in the early stages of their careers. Creative writers, artists and curators could also apply.

Fellows were expected to participate in scholarly presentations, workshops and roundtable discussions. They were connected to a global network of academics and scholars in Jordan, New York (from Columbia University) and beyond.