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    Musicologist and ACLS Fellow David Yearsley and friend.

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    ACLS fellows presented their research at the 2014 ACLS Annual Meeting.

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Recent Awardees


Since 1957, more than 9,500 scholars have held ACLS fellowships and grants. ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences. The peer-review process used to select ACLS Fellows enables distinguished scholars to reach broad consensus on standards of excellence in humanities research.

In the 2013-14 competition year, ACLS made awards totaling over $15 million to nearly 300 scholars selected from more than 3,000 submitted applications. Select a program from the listings below to view new and recent awardees, project descriptions, and recipient profiles for that program.

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

ACLS Fellowships

ACLS New Faculty Fellows

ACLS Public Fellows

African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellowships

African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

American Research in the Humanities in China

Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships

Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society

Program in East Europe Studies

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Collaborative Reading-Workshop

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Predissertation-Summer Grants 

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships


Past Programs

Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Grants to Individuals in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History

ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine


Focus on Research

ACLS asked its fellows to describe their research: the knowledge it creates and how this knowledge benefits our understanding of the world. Read the latest entries from:

Emma J. Teng F'06 on the Hidden Histories of Mixed Race Families 

Arleen Marcia Tuchman F'07  on the Cultural History of Diabetes 

Kenneth M. Price F'08  on Editing Whitman in the Digital Age 

Michael Bess F'08  on Justice and Identity in a Bioengineered Civilization 

Paul Gootenberg F'06, F'88  on Writing (and Finishing) the History of Cocaine 

See the complete series