Mellon Foundation Gives $1M to University of Michigan to Endow Postdoctoral Humanities Positions
The University of Michigan has received a $1 million gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to endow four postdoctoral humanities positions in the Michigan Society of Fellows.
Additional funds were committed by the Rackham Graduate School to permanently secure these positions. In 2007, a $1.97 million gift from the Mellon Foundation funded these positions for six years.
The new gift ensures the future of the fellows, providing the opportunity for recent Ph.D.'s with the time and financial support to prepare the major publication usually required to obtain a tenured faculty position...