ACLS is pleased to announce the results of its 2009-10 fellowship competitions. Over $15 million was awarded to more than 380 scholars, both U.S.-based and international. This represents an increase of nearly 50% over last year's total of $10.2 million. Information on the 2010 fellows, including abstracts of their proposals, is posted on the ACLS website at www.acls.org/fellows/new .
Among the awardees are the first ACLS New Faculty Fellows. This program, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, allows recent Ph.D.s in the humanities to take up two-year positions at universities and colleges across the U.S. where their particular research and teaching expertise augment departmental offerings. This initiative addresses the dire situation of newly minted Ph.D.s in the humanities and related social sciences who are now confronting an increasingly “jobless market.” Other programs offering funding to young scholars include the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art; the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships; and the Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships.
ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for research in the humanities and related social sciences. “At a time of scarce funding for the humanities, ACLS is proud to be a major source of support for humanistic scholarship in the United States,” says Nicole Stahlmann, director of ACLS fellowship programs.
Information on the 2010-11 fellowship competitions will be available in July at www.acls.org/programs/comps