Mellon-EPIC Graduate Student Fellowship Application: Urban Humanities STE

Urban Humanities STE Spring 2020 

This seminar is designed to explore the pedagogical approaches Urban Humanities as an interdisciplinary curricular track within the Humanities. In a 1-2 page cover letter, please describe how course work and pedagogical training in this field is beneficial to you as an instructor and scholar. Please provide concrete examples when applicable.

STE outcomes will vary and will be determined by the faculty leads and participants of each STE, but at the very least the seminars are required to provide: 1) An annotated bibliography of relevant scholarly articles and 2) One other product that can used or adapted to provide pedagogical training and instructional support for faculty and TAs. The seminars require a maximum of 30 hours of in face-to-face meetings and 20 hours of at-home preparation (i.e., reading, development of project materials). Fellows are expected to attend all meetings, notify the co-leads in the event of professional/personal conflicts of interest, and contribute to the final project.

Meeting times for each STE (subject to change):


Each candidate must fulfill the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply to the Mellon-EPIC Fellowship in Teaching Excellence:

  • Candidate’s home department must be part of the Humanities Division, Musicology or the Department of History at UCLA. For a list of Humanities departments please see:
  • Candidate must be enrolled full-time during the academic year.
  • Candidate must have at least one full quarter of TA experience at UCLA prior to the quarter when the STE is offered.
  • Candidate must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Candidate must arrange for a UCLA faculty member to send an email referral on his/her behalf. The referral must be sent by the faculty member directly to and it must speak to the candidate’s commitment to excellence in teaching in the humanities and/or advocacy of TA training at UCLA. Please advise your faculty recommender to submit a .pdf file. All recommendation letters are due by July 31, 2019 12:00pm.
  • Due to limited space in each STE, priority will be given to graduate students between years 2 and 5 of their graduate program. More advanced graduate students may still apply and will be considered should space be available.


Graduate students with home departments in the Humanities Division, Musicology or the Department of History at UCLA are eligible to apply to participate in the STEs as Mellon-EPIC Fellows. There are ten spaces reserved for graduate student Fellow in each STE. Fellows will be awarded $5,000.


This application is now closed.