Deadline extended for John E. Sawyer Seminars program

The deadline for proposals for the Andrew W. Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar program has been extended until Friday, March 10 at noon.

The Sawyer Seminars provide support for collaborative research on historical or contemporary topics of major scholarly significance in the arts, humanities, and interpretive social sciences. They are excellent sources of support to extend groundbreaking and timely research that is already taking place on campus, and augments already-existing resources through the support of graduate assistantships and non-teaching postdoctoral fellow positions.

Members of the review committee — Sara Guyer, Venkat Mani, and Steve Nadler — are willing to consult with those interested in creating a proposal in order to meet the internal March 10 deadline. In addition, Linda Neusen in the College of Letters and Science is available to assist with the preparation of the required budget. Laurie Mayberry can provide examples of successful past proposals.

Please send your proposal information by email to Laurie Mayberry, Assistant Vice Provost (, with a copy to Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff (, no later than noon on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Please download the Sawyer memo and attachment document for further information. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Mayberry at