Applicants for External Newhouse Faculty Fellowships should submit by December 1, 2015: 

1) a research proposal of no more than 1250 words, describing the project and plan of research for the proposed residency with brief bibliography 
2) a brief description of a broad programming vision in which to present his/her work while in residence
3) a curriculum vitae 
4) the names and contact information of three referees 
5) a cover letter that makes clear the applicant’s reasons for wishing to work at the Newhouse Center and whether the applicant is willing to be considered for an unstipended as well as a stipended fellowship.

Applicants should contact recommenders directly and ask them to submit their letters by the December 1 deadline. Applicants will be notified by mid-March, 2016 whether or not they have received a fellowship.

Applications can be submitted by regular mail to The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College, 106 Central St. Wellesley MA 02481-8203; or by email to

Wellesley College is an EO/AA educational institution and employer. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for Internal Newhouse Faculty Fellowships (Wellesley faculty on leave) should submit the same materials with the following exception: internal applications require only two referees. Applicants are asked to specify whether they are applying for resident or affiliated status. Applications may be submitted electronically to by February 1, 2016. Decisions will be announced by mid-March, 2016. 

Applicants for Mellon PostDoctoral Fellowships should visit the Human Resources website for information regarding current Mellon searches. The Newhouse Center houses one to two Mellon PostDocs each year, but we are not involved in the application process.


Past Newhouse Fellows: