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Grant of the Week: 2015 ACLS Public Fellows Competition

Jacob Ingram | Mar 6, 2015

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar.We look for grants of potential interest to a wide range of scholars, but we also seek out grants for more specific fields. This week, we are featuring an opportunity for those interested in public sector work.

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the 2015 competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place up to 22 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.

In 2015, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:
• American Alliance of Museums – Museum Futurist
• American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative – Program Analyst,
Monitoring & Evaluation
• American Civil Liberties Union – Policy Research Manager
• Ashoka – Innovation Manager
• Bay Area Video Coalition – Program Impact Analyst, Independent Media
• Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh – Program Manager, Nexus Projects
• Center for Law & Social Policy – Policy Analyst, Job Quality
• Central Park Conservancy – Strategic Outreach Manager
• Chicago Council on Global Affairs – Fellow, Global Cities
• Clinton Global Initiative – Partnerships Manager, CGI University
• Forum on Education Abroad – Assistant Director, Digital Resources
• Harmony Institute – Partnerships and Engagement Manager
• Los Angeles County Arts Commission – Research Analyst
• National Audubon Society – Conservation Program Analyst
• National Immigration Law Center – Content and Research Manager
• PolicyLink – Policy Analyst, Equitable Economic Growth
• Public Books – Digital Strategist
• Public Radio International – Senior Manager, Audience Development
• Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Enterprises – Business Development Associate
• Tenement Museum – Development Communications Manager
• Vienna Museum – Education Specialist
• World Monuments Fund – Development Manager

Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences, and will aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Applicants must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2015.

Applications are accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) by March 17, 2015, 6 pm EDT. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.

See www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp for complete position descriptions and application information. This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The AHA offers a free calendar advertising awards, meetings, and exhibits. Submit your own announcements to our Calendar.

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