Advanced doctoral students from all schools at Columbia University, who are within two years of completing their dissertations are eligible.
The fellowship pays a stipend of $10,000 and the fellow also has access to shared office space.
The Mellon-Sawyer seminar is a two years-long program at the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) of public forums, small workshops and reading groups organized around the theme of “Trust and Mistrust of Science and Experts.” The motivation for the seminar comes from the growing anxiety among scientific leaders and observers about a climate of public distrust in experts and science. During the academic year 2020-21, the Seminar will address specifically the topics of “Rhetoric and Trust in Climate Science” (Fall 2020) and “Trust in Science in NYC Minority Communities” (Spring 2021). Fellows will will assist in organizing seminar events and are responsible for documenting what has been discussed and learned at seminar events.