ACLS: Advancing the Humanities

  • AM2018-Mattie

    Mattie Burkert, a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow, presented her research at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting.

  • AHPMeritKagugo

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

  • Buddha

    The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies is a global competition. 

ACLS Competitions and Deadlines


Updated descriptions for 2018-19 competitions are available for most programs. The Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) system is open for applications with November-January deadlines. Information and OFA access for programs with March deadlines are forthcoming.


2018-19 Competitions


ACLS Digital Extension Grants   January 16, 2019
ACLS Fellowships, which include the following named awards: September 26, 2018

  • ACLS Barrington Foundation Centennial Fellowships in Classical Studies

  • ACLS Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Centennial Fellowships in English and American Literature

  • ACLS Centennial Fellowships in the Dynamics of Place

  • ACLS Donald J. Munro Centennial Fellowships in Chinese Arts and Letters

  • ACLS Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. Fellowships in Chinese History

  • ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships

  • ACLS Oscar Handlin Fellowships in American History

  • ACLS Susan McClary and Robert Walser Fellowships in Music Studies

  • ACLS Yvette and William Kirby Centennial Fellowships in Chinese Studies

ACLS Programs in China Studies:
African Humanities Program
This competition is not offered in 2018-19. Please see program page for information about ongoing program activities.
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars September 26, 2018
Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art October 24, 2018
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies:
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art October 24, 2018
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships for Scholars October 24, 2018

September 26, 2018

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships   October 24, 2018

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program