Grant of the Week: ACLS Digital Extension Grant Program

Zoë Jackson | Nov 30, 2018

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program. 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded ACLS a grant of $3 million in renewed support of the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program. The Foundation’s award enables ACLS to offer three additional annual competitions for the grants.

Launched in 2015, the Digital Extension Grant program supports digitally-based research in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences with grants of up to $150,000. The program aims to advance established digital research projects by extending their reach to new communities of users and encouraging more scholars from a broader range of institutions in higher education to participate in digital humanities work.

“ACLS developed the Digital Extension Grant program to promote broader access to the resources and scholarly networks that make high-quality digital humanities scholarship possible and sustainable,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We are grateful for the Mellon Foundation’s continued partnership with ACLS as we seek to amplify digital projects that combine pragmatism, innovation, and a commitment to inclusive academic excellence.”

In addition to renewing the program for three competitions, the Foundation’s award provides funding to convene ACLS grantees and other humanities scholars to participate in workshops and discuss issues of shared concern in the digital arena.

The 2018-19 ACLS Digital Extension Grant competition is now open and the ACLS is accepting applications through its online fellowship and grant administration system (ofa.acls.org). All applications must be submitted online by January 16, 2019, 9 PM ET.

The American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS’s work. This year, ACLS will award more than $24 million to about 350 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines.

End: January 16, 2019
Contact: fellowships@acls.org
More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/digitalextension/


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