Mellon Distinguished Achievement Awards

The Distinguished Achievement Awards have two objectives: to enable notable scholars in the humanities to pursue their work under especially favorable conditions and to underscore the decisive contributions the humanities make to the nation’s intellectual life. The awards are intended for those who have made major contributions to their own disciplines, whose influence may well have extended more broadly to other fields, and whose current work promises to make significant new advances through both teaching and research. Amounting to as much as $1.5 million each, the awards will provide the recipients and their institutions with enlarged opportunities to deepen and extend humanistic research.

Award/Prize amount: $1,500,000
Application/Nomination information: There is no restriction on who may nominate.
Agency deadline: Varies
Internal/Campus deadline: N/A
Illinois campus contact: jbl@illinois.edu
Additional information: Mellon Foundation Website