7/11/2013 - The American Council of
Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2013 cohort of ACLS Public Fellows.
Now in its third year, this innovative fellowship initiative allows recent
humanities PhDs to gain valuable, career-launching experience in areas such as
arts management, communications, public administration, and digital media. The
ACLS Public Fellows program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W.
"ACLS developed the
Public Fellows program to help expand the career horizons of recent PhDs beyond
the traditional academic trajectory. The response from recent graduates and
partnering agencies alike has been remarkable and encouraged us to significantly
increase the number of awards this year,” said Nicole Stahlmann, director of
fellowship programs. “Indeed, we find that ACLS Public Fellows quickly become
invaluable to their host organizations, which is a clear testament not only to
the fellows' talent and motivation but to the wide applicability of their PhD
training as well."
This year's 20 ACLS
Public Fellows will take up two-year assignments at a diverse set of partnering
organizations in the government and non-profit sectors, including the Los
Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Amnesty International, and the Center
for Investigative Reporting. A full list of the 2013 ACLS Public Fellows and
their placements can be found here.
The selection of this
year's fellows was especially competitive, with applications to the program more
than doubling in number from the previous year. More information about the
program, including a list of fellows and host organizations from the program's
first two cohorts, is available here.