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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 2014-15 competition year, ACLS made awards totaling over $16 million to nearly 350 scholars selected from more than 3,500 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

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

Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies Collaborative Reading-Workshop

Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Luce /ACLS Program in China Studies Predissertation-Summer Grants 

Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collaborative Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Visiting Professorships in Buddhist Studies


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Watch "Emerging Themes and Methods of Research: A Discussion with ACLS Fellows," an annual meeting session featuring recent ACLS fellows.  

Focus on Research, an articles series in which ACLS fellows describe the knowledge their research creates and how this knowledge benefits our understanding of the world.