Mellon/ACLS fellows earn scholarship funding to complete their dissertations at UMD.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Mellon/ACLS dissertation completion fellowships! 
Stephanie Hinnershitz, a history department Ph.D. candidatestudying immigration and ethnic history of the U.S. during the twentieth century, won the award for her dissertation project, "'One Raw Material in the Racial Laboratory': Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese Students and West Coast Civil Rights, 1915 to 1968." She is currently serving as president of the UMD History Graduate Students Association. 
Andrew Eschelbacher, Art History and Archaeology Ph.D. candidate studying nineteenth-century European art, won for his dissertation tentatively titled “Casting Labor’s Role: The Artist and Worker in Jules Dalou’s Post Commune Paris.” In 2009, he was the recipient of the Dahesh Museum of Art Prize for the Best Paper at the Art Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art Graduate Student Symposium.
Mellon/ACLS fellows earn a stipend of $25,000 and up to $8,000 for research and university fees. Additionally, Dissertation Completion Fellows are able to apply to participate in a seminar on preparing for the academic job market. 
These year-long fellowships begin in the summer of 2012 and winners must complete their dissertations by August 31, 2013.