With funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, between 1999 and 2010, the ACLS Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine supported humanities scholars doing exemplary work in the former Soviet Union during a time of crisis, so as to assure continued future leadership in the humanities. In 2007, the International Association for the Humanities was founded as an independent association of humanities scholars primarily in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine; it continues to offer short-term grants. For the information on the current competition conducted by the International Association for the Humanities, see its website.
The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Grants to Individuals in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History program was designed to train the next generation of specialists, strengthen institutional programs, and support innovative research in the archaeology and early history of East and Southeast Asia. Research fellowships and training grants for 2006-2010 were awarded in five competitions (see awardees), and awardees particpated in two Early Career Fellowship Seminars in 2009 and 2010 (see meetings).
The Luce Fund for Asian Studies Capstone Conference (LFAS), organized by ACLS with a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, was held in Princeton, N.J. on October 12 –14, 2007. The conference was convened to evaluate the LFAS program and begin a conversation on Asian studies in undergraduate education.
The ACLS Commission on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences released a final report, Our Cultural Commonwealth Commonwealth, in fall 2006 on its investigation into technology and humanistic research, with a call on the need to develop the cyberinfrastruture necessary for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.
The Social Science Translation Project (SSTP) brought together a group of translators, editors, and social scientists to discuss problems arising from the translation of a variety of texts that employ social-scientific concepts. It produced Guidelines for the Translation of Social Science Texts (ACLS, 2006) in eight languages.
The Teagle Working Group in Liberal Education convened three times in 18 months, ultimately producing a white paper, Student Learning and Faculty Research: Connecting Teaching and Scholarship (ACLS, 2007), intended to provide new empirical data and grounding for institutional practices regarding the relationship between teaching and scholarship.
ACLS sponsored standard editions of The Correspondence of William James, published in 12 volumes (U of Virginia P, 1992-2004), and The Works of William James, published in 19 volumes (Harvard UP, 1975-88.)
As part of the ACLS/SSRC International Program, ACLS organized and administered a multi-disciplinary, cross-regional Collaborative Research Network on "Official and Vernacular Identifications in the Making of the Modern World." The network consisted of scholars in Russia, Thailand, China, France and the French Atlantic World, and the United States, who pursued their own research agendas within a comparative analytical framework.