ACLS: Advancing the Humanities

  • AM2016_PF

    Several Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows attended the 2016 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 program descriptions for 2017-18 competitions, and information on new programs and initiatives, will be provided on the website starting in the summer. The Online Fellowship and Grant Application (OFA) system will open for many programs in late July.


2017-18 Competitions


ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships September 27, 2017
ACLS Digital Extension Grants (pending renewal of funding) January 2018
ACLS Fellowships September 27, 2017
ACLS Programs in China Studies:
African Humanities Program November 2, 2017
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars September 27, 2017
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies:
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art October 25, 2017
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships   October 25, 2017

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program