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ACLS Receives $10.6 Million from Mellon Foundation in Support of Early Career Fellowships


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the American Council of Learned Societies a grant of $10.6 million in continued support of the Early Career Fellowship Program. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program, which was launched in 2006-07, provides support for young scholars to complete their dissertations and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the Ph.D. This program awards fellowships in two categories: the Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which aim to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D., and the Recent Doctoral Recipient Fellowships, which provide support for a year following the completion of the doctorate for scholars to advance their research. Since its inception, the program has supported 245 early career scholars. The renewal grant provides funding for three additional years of fellowships and related program activities to benefit an additional 270 awardees, or 90 fellowships each year carrying awards of up to $35,000.

"This generous grant is a wise investment in the future of the scholarly humanities," said ACLS President Pauline Yu. "The young scholars receiving awards from this program will teach in our nation's universities until the middle of the twenty-first century. Thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, they can begin their careers with an undistracted focus on intellectually rigorous research."

Read more about the Early Career Fellowship Program and see Dissertation Completion Fellows and Recent Doctoral Recipient Fellows.

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