Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.


The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate or recent postdoctoral student who
has demonstrated a passion for the interpretation of arts and culture in a museum or similar setting. The
minimum requirement is the completion of coursework for a master’s degree. Postdoctoral students
whose dissertations were accepted within the past two years will also be eligible. Native North
American scholars are encouraged to apply.

The selected fellow will be a temporary full-time employee of the Wheelwright Museum with
benefits for 18 months starting in June 2018. He or she will have significant responsibilities for the
planning and implementation of a major exhibition and will work closely with the museum’s exhibition
team. The fellow may have writing responsibilities and will interact closely with a featured artist,
author, videographer, interns from regional institutions, volunteers, and other constituents.
The salary range is $38,000 to $42,000 annually, based on level of academic achievement.
The fellow will not be provided time to write a thesis or dissertation, but will have some funding to
attend conferences and other professional gatherings.

Applicants must provide a statement explaining their qualifications and their background. The
statement must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a substantial writing sample written and
edited entirely by the applicant, and three letters of recommendation. Applications can be sent by
mail, FedEx, or other service, or can be scanned and emailed. Complete mailed applications must be
postmarked no later than February 2nd, 2018; emailed applications must be received no later than
11:59 p.m. on February 2nd, 2018. Mailed applications should be addressed to:

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
P.O. Box 5153
Santa Fe, NM 87502
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