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    The 2016 annual meeting featured a conversation between Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, and Pauline Yu.

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    William Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, was the 2016 annual meeting luncheon speaker. 

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ACLS News

Catching up with Nandi Dill Jordan F'16, Digital Content Specialist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
05/04/2017

Nandi Dill Jordan is finishing her first year as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and digital content specialist at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jordan, who has a PhD in sociology from New York University, reflects on the greatest challenges of pursuing a career path outside of academia, as well as her most rewarding experiences thus far at LACMA. 

ACLS Names 65 Dissertation Completion Fellows in 2017 
04/26/2017

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows, representing 36 different universities, are completing dissertations in a broad range of humanities and social science disciplines.

ACLS Receives $8 Million from Mellon Foundation for Expanded Programming and Organizational Development 
04/19/2017

The challenge grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow ACLS to amplify and extend our support for humanities scholars.

Ten Graduate Students Awarded Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 
04/12/2017

The Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships were awarded to advanced graduate students pursuing promising dissertation research in the study of object- and image-based US art history.

Announcing Our Central Program’s ACLS Fellows 
03/30/2017

Fellows represent more than 50 colleges and universities, and work in fields across the humanities on topics that span the globe and human history.

March 14 is Humanities Advocacy Day 
03/13/2017

The ACLS is partnering with the National Humanities Alliance to make clear to Congress that we oppose all efforts to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please consider joining the effort by calling your members of Congress.

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Six Scholars of Religion Win Fellowships to Build Connections with Journalism 
03/09/2017

The Luce/ACLS Fellowships in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who are pursuing research on religion in an international context and desire to connect their projects with journalists and media specialists.

ACLS Names 22 Frederick Burkhardt Fellows in 2017 
03/02/2017

Burkhardt Fellowships support recently tenured faculty as they pursue long-term, ambitious research while in residence at institutions whose resources and scholarly communities are ideally suited to facilitate their research.

Nine Teams of Scholars Win ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships 
02/22/2017

The teams that make up this year’s cohort of ACLS Collaborative Research Fellows transcend disciplines, institutions, time periods, or geographies (and, in some cases, all four) to shape new understandings of our world.

Act to Support the National Endowment for the Humanities 
02/21/2017

Join ACLS in voicing the need for continued federal support for the humanities. Please visit Act Now to Support NEH! on the National Humanities Alliance's website to learn how your voice can be heard.

ACLS Research University Consortium Meets in New York City 
02/14/2017

The consortium includes 35 leading research universities, each of which has pledged $50,000/year to enable the increase of stipends for scholars selected to receive ACLS Fellowships.

2015 Mellon-ACLS Public Fellows Convene to Share Experiences and Discuss Opportunities beyond the Academy 
09/13/2016

ACLS convened its annual Public Fellows Seminar in Philadelphia on August 25-27. The event, the third meeting of its kind for the six-year-old program, focuses on forging a network of PhD-professionals at similar stages in their careers.

2016-17 ACLS Fellowship and Grant Competitions Now Open 
08/09/2016

Deadlines vary by program, with the first on September 28, 2016.

Thirty-Eight Scholars from Sub-Saharan Africa Named Fellows of the African Humanities Program 
08/04/2016

Congratulations to the eighth cohort of the African Humanities Program (AHP)!

Seminar Celebrates Luce-ACLS China Studies Fellows 
07/27/2016

Fellows and senior scholars gathered on June 15-17 in Glen Cove, NY.

Twenty-Eight Scholars and Two Institutions Receive Awards in the Third Year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies 
07/12/2016

The 2016 cohort of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Fellows and institutional grantees in Buddhist studies received over $2.1 million in support for research, writing, and teaching.

ACLS Names 20 Mellon-ACLS Public Fellows in 2016 
06/08/2016

With the 2016 cohort, the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program now has supported more than 100 PhDs as they demonstrate that the capacities honed in the course of completing a PhD in the humanities have broad practical applications.

ACLS Names First Grantees in New Program Connecting Scholars of Religion and Journalists 
06/06/2016

The inaugural cohort of grantees will develop new public programming, research working groups, and curricular ventures that increase the presence of scholarship on religion in journalism training and practice.

Thirty-Seven Scholars Receive ACLS Awards in 2016 to Support Research and Writing in China Studies 
05/26/2016

This year's awardees will be pursuing research and writing on the history and cultures of China, including African and South Korean Pastor-Entrepreneurs in Guangzhou, Conceiving the Communist Child, Calligraphy by Zhang Huaiguan, and Chinese Culinary Nationalism.”

ACLS Names 66 Dissertation Completion Fellows 
04/27/2016

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows, who are from 32 different universities, are completing dissertations in a broad range of humanities and social science disciplines.

Eleven Graduate Students Awarded Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 
04/19/2016

On this twenty-fifth anniversary of the Luce/ACLS program, fellows are pursuing promising research in object- and image-based US art history, funded by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Announcing the Central Program’s ACLS Fellows 
03/29/2016

Fellows include independent scholars as well as tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty of all ranks, from more than 50 colleges and universities, working on projects that span the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

 

ACLS Announces 21 Frederick Burkhardt Fellows 
03/08/2016

Burkhardt Fellowships support recently tenured faculty as they pursue long-term, unusually ambitious research while in residence at institutions whose resources and scholarly communities are ideally suited to facilitate the proposed research project.

Nine Teams of Scholars Awarded 2016 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships 
02/23/2016

The projects cross disciplinary, methodological, and geographic boundaries, and stretch team members beyond current practice to produce knowledge together they could not produce alone.

Seventh Summit of National Fellowship-Granting Organizations 
12/08/2015

Heads of nine organizations met at the ACLS offices.

ACLS Launches Program to Connect Scholars and Journalists around Role of Religion in World Affairs 
12/08/2015

The new program, which is made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation, will offer grants to universities and fellowships to scholars to foster greater understanding of religion in public discourse.

Ten Universities Join ACLS’s Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative 
12/02/2015

PPI aims to provide new data about the impact of postdoctoral fellowships on the careers of scholars and the institutions that host them.

Announcing the Digital Extension Grant Program 
10/07/2015

ACLS’s new Digital Extension Grants will support teams of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects and engage new audiences across a range of academic communities and institutions.

Marina A. Rustow F'09, F'14 Joins Growing List of ACLS Fellows to Receive MacArthur Award 
09/29/2015

Rustow, a historian and director of the Princeton Geniza Project, is a two-time ACLS fellowship awardee.

Seed Funding for New Professorships in Buddhist Studies 
08/25/2015

New grants for colleges and universities around the world that wish to develop teaching positions in Buddhist studies.

African Humanities Program Announces 2015 Fellows 
08/24/2015

The 37 awardees reflect the breadth and vibrancy of the humanities in Africa.

2015-16 ACLS Fellowship Competitions Now Open 
07/28/2015

Deadlines vary by program, with the first falling on September 23, 2015.

Symposium on “Buddhist Studies Today” 
07/27/2015

The symposium, supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and organized by ACLS, took place at the University of British Columbia, June 7–9, 2015.

New Fellowship in Honor of Ellen Holtzman 
07/20/2015

The Luce/ACLS Ellen Holtzman Dissertation Fellowship in American Art will be awarded to an emerging scholar of demonstrated achievement whose research and writing concerns American modernism and art of the 1950s and 1960s.

2015 Buddhist Studies Fellows Begin Research Across the Globe 
07/20/2015

ACLS is pleased to announce the second cohort of fellows in The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

ACLS Organizes Symposium on Buddhist Studies Today 
07/02/2015

The event, which will take place July 7-9 at the University of British Columbia, will celebrate the first cohort of Dissertation Fellows of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

Catching up with Korey Jackson F'12, Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services, Oregon State University 
06/30/2015

Jackson, a 2012 ACLS Public Fellow, describes how his new role promoting collaboration between an academic library and a university press "engages the same problem-solving dopamine receptors" that led him to pursue a humanities PhD.

Thirty Scholars Receive Over $650,000 in ACLS Awards for China Studies in 2015 
06/24/2015

China studies continue at ACLS, funded by the Luce Foundation, NEH, and CCK, for predoctoral  and postdoctoral research and workshops.

ACLS Names 22 Public Fellows in 2015 
06/03/2015

Awardees will take up two-year positions with top nonprofits and government agencies.

ACLS Offers New Fellowship Opportunity for Liberal Arts College Faculty 
05/20/2015

Expansion of Burkhardt fellowship program comes as long-running Ryskamp program makes final awards.

On the Passing of Peter Gay 
05/14/2015

Professor Gay was an ACLS Fellow in 1958 and the 2004 Charles Homer Haskins Lecturer.

Announcing the 2014-15 Luce-ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 
04/23/2015

Ten fellowships were awarded to advanced graduate students pursuing promising and ambitious PhD research in the study of object- and image-based American art history.

Five ACLS Fellows Among First Recipients of Andrew Carnegie Fellowships 
04/22/2015

The new program awards up to $200,000 to scholars, journalists, and authors to support research in the social sciences and humanities.

70 Fellowships Awarded to Advanced Graduate Students 
04/14/2015

The 2015 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows are from 29 universities and nearly 20 fields of humanistic study.

Announcing the 2015 Central Program’s ACLS Fellows 
04/02/2015

Seventy awards were made to faculty of all ranks and independent scholars from across the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Awards Announced for Charles A. Ryskamp and Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship Competitions 
03/10/2015

The two programs, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, support scholars who are embarking on ambitious, large-scale research projects at critical stages in their academic careers.

ACLS Awards Seven Digital Innovation Fellowships 
03/04/2015

Selected from a highly competitive field of applicants, the awardees will dedicate a year to projects that further the digital transformation of humanistic research.

ACLS Humanities E-Book Announces 10 Top-Hit Titles 
02/26/2015

Most frequently accessed e-books in the online collection include two by ACLS fellows.

ACLS Awards 2015 Collaborative Research Fellowships to 10 Teams of Scholars 
02/18/2015

The scholars selected for funding cross boundaries of discipline, methodology, and geography to undertake new research projects that will result in joint publications.

Sixth Summit of National Fellowship-Granting Organizations 
12/08/2014

The heads of nine organizations in the humanities met at ACLS on December 3 to discuss how best to support research scholars.

ACLS African Humanities Program (AHP) releases Recommendations for Reinvigorating the Humanities in Africa 
12/05/2014

The recommendations by leading African academics will be presented at the African Higher Education Summit in Dakar in March 2015.

African Humanities Program Fellows Visit US 
11/10/2014

The three have been named African Studies Association Presidential Fellows, an honor bestowed upon them in recognition of their contributions to the humanities in Africa

Focus on Research: Rachel Buurma F’12 and Laura Heffernan F’12 on Exploring the History of a Discipline through Classroom Records 
10/03/2014

ACLS asked its fellows to describe their research the knowledge it creates and how this knowledge benefits our understanding of the world. This response comes from two ACLS Collaborative Research Fellows. 

Tara Zahra F’13, F’09 Joins Growing List of ACLS Fellows to Receive MacArthur Award 
09/29/2014

ACLS congratulates the University of Chicago historian and two-time ACLS fellowship awardee.

ACLS Public Fellows Seminar Brings Diverse Career Paths into Focus 
09/24/2014

The new cohort of fellows met on September 18-20 in Philadelphia, PA.

African Humanities Program 2014 Fellows Announced 
08/27/2014

ACLS is pleased to announce 38 fellowship awards to African scholars in the sixth year of the African Humanities Program (AHP).

Meet the 2014 Fellows and Grantees in Buddhist Studies 
08/27/2014

Information is now posted on the projects that will be undertaken by awardees in the first annual competitions of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

2014-15 ACLS Fellowship Competitions Now Open 
07/29/2014

ACLS’s diverse program offerings support humanities scholars at all stages of the academic career.

ACLS Awards $15 Million to Nearly 300 Scholars in 2014 
07/22/2014

Awards were made across a dozen programs to scholars working in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

ACLS Announces Awards in China Studies Programs 
07/10/2014

All combined, 31 fellowships and grants were awarded from over 190 applications.

ACLS Names 20 Recent PhDs as Public Fellows 
06/03/2014

Awardees to take up two-year fellowships in public policy, arts administration, and communications.

ACLS Increases Award Amounts for 2014-15 Central Fellowship Competition 
05/22/2014

The program will add five new fellowships for associate professors and raise the maximum stipend level to $70,000.

ACLS Announces the First Cohort of Fellows and Grantees of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies 
05/21/2014

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the first annual competitions of the new Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

Announcing the 2014 Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows 
04/30/2014

This year, 64 fellowships were awarded to advanced graduate students pursuing promising and ambitious PhD research from 32 universities and more than a dozen humanistic disciplines.

ACLS Announces the 2014 Luce-ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art 
04/22/2014

Ten fellowships were awarded to advanced graduate students pursuing promising and ambitious Ph.D. research in the study of object- and image-based American art history.

ACLS Awards First Fellowship Supported by Munro Fund for Chinese Thought 
04/11/2014

Teemu H. Ruskola, professor of law at Emory University, is the first ACLS Fellow to be supported in part by the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought.

Announcing the 2014 Central Program's ACLS Fellows 
04/09/2014

A total of 65 awards were made to faculty of all ranks and independent scholars in ACLS's central fellowship program.

ACLS Promotes Two to Program Director 
04/01/2014

Matthew Goldfeder has been appointed as director of fellowship programs and John Paul Christy as director of public programs.

ACLS Announces the 2014 Charles A. Ryskamp and Frederick Burkhardt Fellows 
03/13/2014

The two programs support scholars who are embarking on ambitious, large-scale research projects at critical stages in their academic careers.


ACLS Awards 2014 Digital Innovation Fellowships to Seven Scholars 
03/04/2014

Fellows will spend a year dedicated to projects advancing digital scholarship in powerful new directions.

ACLS Awards 2014 Collaborative Research Fellowships to Eight Teams of Scholars 
02/19/2014

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Collaborative Research Fellowships.

ACLS Launches 2014 Public Fellows Competition 
01/22/2014

The program will place 20 recent humanities Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.

ACLS Awards $15.3 Million in Fellowships in 2013 
10/21/2013

ACLS continues to be the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

ACLS, Member Societies Support Careers Beyond the Classroom for Ph.D.s 
10/21/2013

Once a neglected topic, alternative or non-academic career paths for Ph.D.s are finding increasing support within the scholarly community.

ACLS-Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellows Look Ahead 
10/18/2013

A seminar on "Preparing for the Academic Job Market" took place on September 5-7 in San Antonio, TX.

Fifth Summit of National Fellowship-Granting Organizations 
10/04/2013

The group met on October 3 at the ACLS Offices.

New Agreement Signed with Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences 
10/04/2013

A Memorandum of Understanding was executed on October 2 at the ACLS offices.

African Humanities Project (AHP) Announces Fellowship Awards 
08/29/2013

Thirty-four awards are given to African scholars in the fifth year of the program.

2013-14 ACLS Fellowship Competitions Now Open 
08/28/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce that the 2013 14 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open.

ACLS Names 20 Public Fellows in 2013 
08/28/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2013 cohort of ACLS Public Fellows.

ACLS Announces the First Cohort of Fellows and Grantees of the Henry Luce Foundation-ACLS Program in China Studies 
05/29/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the first annual competitions of the new Henry Luce Foundation ACLS Program in China Studies.

ACLS Announces Results of Pre-doctoral Fellowship Competitions 
05/22/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2013 cohorts of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art.

ACLS Announces The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies 
05/10/2013

The new initiative, funded by a $1.9 million grant from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, will support research and teaching in Buddhist studies.

ACLS Announces Results of Central Fellowship, Ryskamp, and Burkhardt Competitions 
05/08/2013

88 scholars receive awards to support new research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

ACLS Names 2013 New Faculty Fellows 
04/15/2013

The 22 awardees, recent Ph.D.s from a range of humanistic disciplines, will take up two-year positions at participating universities across the country.

ACLS Annual Report for 2011-2012 Released 
04/11/2013

The report features a message from President Yu and highlights of the year's activities, along with a complete listing of 2012 fellows and grantees and their research projects.

Seven Teams of Scholars Awarded 2013 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships 
03/28/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Collaborative Research Fellowships.

ACLS Awards 2013 Digital Innovation Fellowship to Seven Scholars 
03/26/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships.

On the Passing of African Humanities Fellow Sarah Namulondo 
03/19/2013

ACLS was saddened to learn of the passing of Sarah Namulondo (F'11), who was a lecturer in the department of literature at Makerere University at the time of her death.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Scholarship: The Luce-ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 
03/14/2013

On February 15, 2013, the American Council of Learned Societies hosted a panel presentation and discussion at the College Art Association's (CAA) 2013 annual conference to mark the 20th year of the Henry Luce Foundation ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art.

Heads of Fellowship-Granting Organizations Meet at ACLS 
12/05/2012

On December 4, 2012 ACLS convened the fourth annual meeting of heads of national fellowship-granting organizations in the humanities.

Focus on Research: Emma J. Teng F'06 on the Hidden Histories of Mixed Race Families 
10/01/2012

"The humanities help to make the world a better place by revealing to us the complexities and ambiguities of human society in its varied dimensions, helping to shake us from our old biases and habits of thought, from which prejudice and discrimination (even unintentional bias) stem."

Focus on Research: Arleen Marcia Tuchman F'07 on the Cultural History of Diabetes 
09/04/2012

"Personal stories are often the inspiration for history projects."

ACLS Announces 2012 African Humanities Program Fellows 
08/23/2012

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce 51 fellowship awards to African scholars in the fourth year of the African Humanities Program (AHP), a multi-year initiative of annual, international competitions funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The program is open to humanities scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

ACLS Announces New Program in China Studies Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation 
08/07/2012

The program will aid scholars embarking on careers in research and teaching on Chinese history, literature, culture, and society.

Focus on Research: Kenneth M. Price F'08 on Editing Whitman in the Digital Age 
07/30/2012

"Whitman’s writing has special standing both because of its quality and because of his proximity to the war.  No other significant writer experienced the war so directly and for such an extended period of time. Perhaps only Abraham Lincoln commented on it with as much insight and eloquence."

Focus on Research: Michael Bess F'08 on Justice and Identity in a Bioengineered Civilization 
07/02/2012

"Biotechnology is giving us the capability not just to change our world, but to change ourselves—to manipulate and partially redesign our own bodies and minds."

ACLS Names 2012 Public Fellows 
06/26/2012

The 13 fellows will join partnering organizations for two-year terms. They will participate in the substantive work of these agencies and receive professional mentoring to further transition into non-academic careers.

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