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The Mellon Summer School

"The State of the Field", June 1 – 18, 2021
The Mellon Summer School for Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University

The Bavarian American Academy (BBA) funds a PhD-student or a postdoc to participate in the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research Summer 2021: "State of the Field" at Harvard University. In an intense two-week course of study, faculty members and graduate students from around the world will convene at Harvard University to explore drama, theater, and performance from various historical and theoretical perspectives. 

With generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the English Department's Spencer Fund, and "Theater, Dance & Media," this summer school and all of its offerings are entirely free to participants. For travel and accommodation the BAA awards a scholarship of €1,500.  

See The Mellon School's website for further information on the program

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Please include the following documents in your application:

  • application form
  • cover letter (1 page), including a description of why you wish to participate in this year's theme (for independent scholars and artists, please also address why your work is a good fit for the session's theme, 2 pages)
  • CV
  • brief description of the research project

Application deadline: April 1, 2021

Please note that your application must be in English.

Please send your application as a single PDF-file to:
Dr. Heike Paul: heike.paul@fau.de
Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm: schweiger-wilhelm@amerika-akademie.de

Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm

Managing Director
Bavarian American Academy


+49 89 552537-42