Applying to the Mellon School

Faculty and advanced graduate students of drama, theater, and performance studies are invited to apply for participation in the Mellon School. All accepted participants qualify for free tuition, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation.

A complete application to the Mellon School consists of:

  • An application form (.docx, to be saved as a PDF)
  • A cover letter, including a description of why you wish to participate in this year's theme (one page)
  • A CV
  • A dissertation prospectus (for advanced graduate students) or a description of current research (for faculty), approximately five to fifteen pages in length, double spaced

Before submitting your application, please visit our Application FAQ.


Via email to, Subject line: “Mellon School 2019 Application”
Please submit your application as one document (if possible) with “Last Name, First Name” in the file name, in .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX file formats by March 1, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. Applications must be in English to be considered. Electronic submission of all application materials is preferred.