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ACLS Announces 2010 Fellows and Grantees

5/24/2010

ACLS is pleased to announce the results of its 2009-10 fellowship competitions. Over $15 million was awarded to more than 380 scholars, both U.S.-based and international. This represents an increase of nearly 50% over last year's total of $10.2 million.

See recent awardees for recipients and their funded projects, listed by program.

Among the awardees are the 2010 ACLS New Faculty Fellows. This program, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, allows recent Ph.D.s in the humanities to take up two-year positions at universities and colleges across the United States where their particular research and teaching expertise augment departmental offerings. This initiative addresses the dire situation of newly minted Ph.D.s in the humanities and related social sciences who are now confronting an increasingly “jobless market.” Other programs offering funding to young scholars include the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art; the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships; and the Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships.

ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for research in the humanities and related social sciences. “At a time of scarce funding for the humanities, ACLS is proud to be a major source of support for humanistic scholarship in the United States,” says Nicole Stahlmann, director of ACLS fellowship programs.

The 2010-11 competitions will open at the end of July. Please check back for updated program descriptions and application information.

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