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The Mellon Graduate Program is an interdisciplinary community engagement certificate program for the humanities that supports community engaged scholarship.
Participants complete two one-hour seminars on the theoretical foundations for effective, rigorous and ethical community-engaged work followed by a capstone project. The capstone project will include a research, teaching, and/or outreach project. The participants will also take a final one-hour course usually one year after they have taken the other two courses, that will offer guidance in the production of a portfolio.
In addition to grounding participants in the theories, methods, and discussions surrounding engaged scholarship, the Mellon Graduate Program aims to develop interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary mentorship.
The program is open to Tulane graduate students in the humanities. Participants receive $5000 stipends (in addition to any departmental stipends they may be receiving) to support them in this work. The first cohort joined the program during Summer 2017. A call for applications for the next cohort will go out in Spring 2018.