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The 2016 cohort of Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellows includes many historians, including 13 active and former AHA members. ACLS Program Officer Rachel Bernard commented that “Fellows employ an array of methods to better understand our world, by, for example, conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Kenya, studying a modern multilingual Manchurian literary corpus, or delving into colonial-era archives in Chile and Argentina.” Each fellow receives a a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and university fees to assist in completing the dissertation. For more information about the recipients and their projects, visit