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Grant of the Week: Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships

Karen Lou | Aug 21, 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 Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships.


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is now seeking applications for its Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

The Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program aims to amplify the broad potential of doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs.

The goal of the fellowship year should be to conduct a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue or grand challenge in society,such as democratic governance, technological change, racism, climate change, economic inequality, or migration and immigration. Fellows also are required to participate in two workshops that bookend the fellowship year.

Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system ( no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, October 23, 2019.


In the 2019-20 competition year, ACLS will award up to 12 Scholars & Society Fellowships for a nine-month term during the 2020-21 academic year.

Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000, plus funds of up to $6,000 for research, travel/optional relocation, and related project costs. ACLS also will cover the costs of fellows' attendance at the workshops. Fellows must commit themselves to relocating (if necessary) in order to be in residence for the entire nine-month tenure of the fellowship. The award also carries $10,000 in support for each fellow's host organization, and provides additional funding of up to $15,000 to sponsor on-campus and off-campus programming in the year following the fellowship.

Stipends, research and project costs, and programming budgets will be paid to fellows directly or through their universities.

End: October 23, 2019


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