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    ACLS Fellows Candacy Taylor, Ellen Muehlberger, and Lina Verchery presented their research at the 2017 ACLS Annual Meeting.

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    African Humanities Program Fellow Merit Kabugo studies the discourse of rural farmers. 

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    Search ACLS fellows' publications online. 

ACLS News

Endowment Gift of $1.6 Million Establishes Annual Award 
06/15/2017

New award is the first ACLS fellowship devoted to music research. 

Help Maintain NEH 
05/26/2017

President Yu's message to ACLS constituents concerning the president's proposed budget:

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Constitution states that a purpose of government is to “promote the general welfare.”  Our capacity to understand our country and our world is critical to that goal.  This week, the Trump Administration issued a budget request for the coming fiscal year that undermines that capacity. . . .

Interested in Russia and US-Russian Relations? 
02/24/2017

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB), the online collection curated by scholars, offers award-wining titles.

ASEEES-MAG Convention in Lviv 
08/11/2016

The Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) is a member society of the American Council of Learned Societies; MAG (International Association for the Humanities) was established by advisers as an outgrowth of  the ACLS-administered Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine (1998-2010).

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.

ACLS Humanities E-Book at American Theological Library Association, June 18-20 
05/18/2015

Lee Walton, HEB's national library account manager, will give a presentation on "Perceptions of Academic Librarians Regarding E-Books and the Humanities."

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

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB): Upcoming Exhibits 
10/20/2014

Please visit the HEB exhibit at these upcoming conferences.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

On the Passing of Michael Heim 
11/15/2012

Michael Heim, translator, scholar, and friend to ACLS, died this past September.

ACLS Annual Report for 2010-2011 Published 
04/30/2012

The report is available online and in print.

Susan Ware Appointed General Editor of American National Biography 
04/19/2012

The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 18,700 men and women—from all eras and walks of life—whose lives have shaped the nation.

Carnegie Corporation of New York Renews Funding for African Humanities Program 
03/22/2012

ACLS was gratified to learn that at its board of trustees meeting on March 1, 2012, the Carnegie Corporation of New York approved a grant of $5.45 million in continued support of the African Humanities Program.

John Hopkins F'11, F'09 to Develop Born-Digital Title for ACLS Humanities E-Book 
06/07/2011

The book on Roman architecture will be based on his ACLS-funded research.

ACLS Seeks Nominations and Applications for General Editor of the American National Biography 
05/23/2011

The ANB is the premier print and online reference source for significant figures in American history.

Darwin Correspondence Project Receives $8.2 Million to Complete Publication 
05/09/2011

The project will publish all known letters to and from Charles Darwin.

ACLS Announces Public Fellows Program 
04/04/2011

In 2011 the program will place eight recent Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector.

2009-2010 ACLS Annual Report Published 
03/21/2011

The ACLS Annual Report for 2009-2010 has just been released, online and in print. 

African Humanities Program Awards 39 Fellowships to African Scholars 
07/12/2010

Dissertation completion and postdoctoral fellowships were awarded to scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

ACLS Receives $11.6 Million from the Mellon Foundation in Support of Ryskamp, Burkhardt, and New Faculty Fellows Programs 
07/06/2010

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded ACLS $11.6 million in support of the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships, Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars, and New Faculty Fellows program.

ACLS Announces 2010 Fellows and Grantees 
05/24/2010

In 2010, ACLS awarded over $15 million to more than 380 U.S.-based and international scholars, including the 2010 ACLS New Faculty Fellows.

ACLS Offers 50 New Fellowships for Recent Ph.D.s 
10/15/2009

ACLS is pleased to announce the ACLS New Faculty Fellows Program, which will provide funding for two years of teaching and research to 50 recent Ph.D.s.

ACLS African Humanities Program Announces First Fellows 
08/06/2009

The American Council of Learned Societies announces 35 fellowship awards to African scholars in the first year of its African Humanities Program (AHP), a multi-year initiative of annual, international competitions funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Online Fellowship Application System Now Open for 2009-10 Competitions 
07/20/2009

The Online Fellowship Application system is now open for the 2009-10 competitions. OFA is available at http://ofa.acls.org.

ACLS Receives $10.6 Million from Mellon Foundation in Support of Early Career Fellowships 
07/08/2009

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded ACLS $10.6 million in continued support of the Early Career Fellowship Program, which provides support for young scholars to complete their dissertations and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the Ph.D.

2009-10 Competition Deadlines 
05/28/2009

Deadlines for the 2009 10 fellowship and grant competitions are now available.   Awarding peer reviewed fellowships to individuals and, on occasion, grants to groups and institutions is at the core of ACLS activity. The intensive peer review process is

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