ACLS: Advancing the Humanities

  • AM2018-Mattie

    Mattie Burkert, a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow, presented her research at the 2018 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 program descriptions for 2018-19 competitions, and information on new programs and initiatives, will be provided on the website starting in the summer. The Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) system will open for applications to many programs in late July.


2018-19 Competitions


ACLS Digital Extension Grants  pending renewal of funding January 2019
ACLS Fellowships, which include: September 26, 2018

  • ACLS/Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Centennial Fellowships

  • ACLS Centennial Fellowships in the Dynamics of Place

  • ACLS/Donald J. Munro Centennial Fellowships

  • ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships

  • Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr./ACLS Fellowships

  • McClary-Walser/ACLS Fellowships

  • Oscar Handlin/ACLS Fellowships

ACLS Programs in China Studies:
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars September 26, 2018
Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art October 24, 2018
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies:
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art October 24, 2018
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships for Scholars October 24, 2018

September 26, 2018

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships   October 24, 2018

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program