Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award
Leading on Campus Through Excellence and Inclusion
The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders (MEFL) are building inclusive campus communities through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Awardees are early-career faculty whose research focuses on contemporary American history, politics, culture, and society. In addition to bringing a diversity of perspectives to their fields, MEFL awardees are building support systems, networks, and affinity groups for their students and peers.
Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the MEFL award provides a $20,000 stipend—$12,000 to be used for summer research support and $8,000 for research assistance during the academic year.
Accelerating Scholarship and Inclusivity
C&S Fellows from the Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders program are deeply committed to their teaching, scholarship, and service. These Fellows are working on campuses across the country to build support systems, networks, and affinity groups for their students and peers.
Reshaping Higher Education
Established in 2015 as the Malkiel Scholars Award, the program was extended and renamed in late 2019. The more than 60 faculty members awarded this honor represent the next generation of leaders and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, poised to play a significant role in shaping American higher education.