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 descriptions for 2018-19 competitions are available for programs with fall 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 are forthcoming.


2018-19 Competitions


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

  • ACLS Barrington Foundation Centennial Fellowships in Classical Studies

  • ACLS Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Centennial Fellowships in English and American Literature

  • ACLS Centennial Fellowships in the Dynamics of Place

  • ACLS Donald J. Munro Centennial Fellowships in Chinese Arts and Letters

  • ACLS Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. Fellowships in Chinese History

  • ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships

  • ACLS Oscar Handlin Fellowships in American History

  • ACLS Susan McClary and Robert Walser Fellowships in Music Studies

  • ACLS Yvette and William Kirby Centennial Fellowships in Chinese Studies

ACLS Programs in China Studies:
African Humanities Program
This competition is not offered in 2018-19. Please see program page for information about ongoing program activities.
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