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    See the collection of talks by ACLS President Pauline Yu. 

  • Bulletin

    The first ACLS Bulletin appeared in October 1920, one year after the organization's founding.

  • darwin

    The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded by the late Frederick H. Burkhardt, president emeritus of ACLS. 

ACLS Research University Consortium


The ACLS Research University Consortium comprises a select group of Associate members of the American Council of Learned Societies who have committed to providing additional financial support to ACLS. This set of prominent institutions plays a vital leadership role in helping to sustain and enhance the national infrastructure of humanities research. In 2001, 30 universities pledged 10 years of extraordinary support to the ACLS fellowship campaign ($50,000 per year from each institution). The initiative was renewed in 2011, and over time the group has grown to 36 institutions (see list below). The aid provided has allowed ACLS to increase significantly the amount and number of fellowships we award to scholars annually.

The group meets every 18 months.  Originally intended as an occasion to report to Consortium members on the use of their funding for ACLS, these meetings have developed into opportunities to discuss current issues of concern in the academy. The 2017 meeting, held on February 13 in New York City, was attended by representatives of 33 member institutions (see list of participants). Topics discussed include the current political and policy environment, diversity initiatives, the interface between community colleges and research universities, and the public reach of the humanities.

ACLS Research University Consortium Members

Brown University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
Harvard University
Indiana University, Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Rutgers University,New Brunswick
Stanford University
The Ohio State University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Yale University


Consortium Membership

If your institution is interested in joining the ACLS Research University Consortium, please contact Sandra Bradley.