ACLS: Advancing the Humanities

  • AM2017_Fellows

    ACLS Fellows Candacy Taylor, Ellen Muehlberger, and Lina Verchery presented their research at the 2017 ACLS Annual Meeting.

  • AHPMeritKagugo

    African Humanities Program Fellow Merit Kabugo studies the discourse of rural farmers. 

  • Buddha

    The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies is a global competition. 

ACLS Competitions and Deadlines


Updated descriptions for 2017-18 competitions are available now for programs with September and October deadlines. The Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) system is now open for applications to these programs. Information and OFA access for programs with later deadlines is forthcoming.


2017-18 Competitions


ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships September 27, 2017
ACLS Digital Extension Grants (pending renewal of funding) January 2018
ACLS Fellowships, which include: September 27, 2017

  • ACLS/Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Fellowships

  • ACLS/Donald J. Munro Centennial Fellowships

  • ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships

  • ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships

  • ACLS/Oscar Handlin Fellowships

  • Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr./ACLS Fellowships

  • McClary-Walser/ACLS Fellowships

ACLS Programs in China Studies:
African Humanities Program November 2, 2017
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars September 27, 2017
Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art October 25, 2017
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies:
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art October 25, 2017
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs:

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships   October 25, 2017

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program