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Grant of the Week: ACLS Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative

Karen Lou | Jul 18, 2019

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship that has been posted to our free community calendar. This week we are featuring the ACLS Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative.


The ACLS invites proposals from US colleges and universities for support of two-year postdoctoral fellowships within fields of the humanities for members of groups that have been historically underrepresented on their campuses with the ultimate goal of transforming these positions into tenure-track hires. It looks to partner with institutions that are committed to increasing the diversity of their faculty and that will use postdoctoral fellowships as a means to funding individuals, hired through departmental processes, with that end in mind.


With the partnership, the ACLS will cover the cost of one high-quality two-year postdoctoral fellowship with competitive annual stipend and benefits to be hosted within a department at the institution. The ACLS expects institutions to provide forms of support including office space, limited teaching responsibilities, mentoring, and integration into the local scholarly community.

The ACLS knows that circumstances vary across institutions and so might the position title, level of support included, and approaches for transforming temporary positions into permanent faculty roles. The ACLS is open to working flexibly with institutions that can demonstrate their commitment to fulfilling the aims of this partnership.

End: December 1, 2019


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