Call for Applications | ACLS HBCU Faculty Fellowships

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End: November 2, 2023
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Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $30,000 to $50,000 fellowships to be used for semester or year-long research leaves, summer salary, or course releases, and any other activities that advance the proposed project, including (but not limited to) travel to collections or conferences, research and editorial support, and child- or eldercare costs.
  • This fellowship encourages scholars to use award funds to create conditions for sustained engagement with their research – through semester or year-long leave, a series of course releases, or summer salary for research between semesters. The project workplan and budget should reflect how and when fellowship funding would be deployed and to what end during the award term.
  • Tenure: Award terms commence June 1, 2024, for 15-27 months, ending no later than August 31, 2026.
  • Each fellowship comes with an additional grant of $2,500 to the awardee’s home institution to support humanities programming or infrastructure.
  • Applicants who advance to the finalist round of review will receive a $500 grant to support their research, in addition to access to project and proposal development workshops in 2024.
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship administration system ( no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, November 2, 2023.
  • Notifications will be sent via email in late January 2024.

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the 2024 ACLS HBCU Faculty Fellowships. The fellowships provide $30,000 to $50,000 (based on the applicant’s proposed budget) and are intended to support project plans that require more sustained time (e.g., semester/year leave, or a series of course releases), in addition to any other budgeted project costs, to advance the applicant’s research project. In addition to the fellowship stipend, awardees will have access to networking and mentorship opportunities that align with their scholarly goals and institutional circumstances.

This fellowship opportunity is part of the ACLS HBCU Faculty Fellowship and Grant Program, which offers both fellowships and project grants to HBCU faculty. Please review our program page for information about both award types and to determine which opportunity is right for your project.

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