ACLS Announces Emerging Voices Fellowship

05/22/2020

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the Emerging Voices Fellowship, a new program supporting early career scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. At a time of economic downturn and uncertainty in academe, this program seeks to identify and assist a vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come.

The Emerging Voices Fellowship will allow recent PhDs in the humanities and related social sciences to take up one-year positions at select institutions in ACLS’s Research University Consortium beginning in August/September 2020. The program will provide a $60,000 stipend plus benefits, as well as $5,000 in research/
professional development funding, childcare or elder care costs, and access to ACLS professional development resources. Up to 40 fellowships will be available for a fall semester 2020 start date. We anticipate running a second competition this coming academic year for placements that will begin in fall 2021.

This program is unusual in its commitment to moving very quickly to support new and recent PhDs during a time when much is unknown. Because our partnering universities are still working on plans for the academic year 2020-21, we will open the call for nominations in advance of identifying specific posts. While institutions select nominees, we will work with host universities to finalize the list of posts and related details. Given the uncertainty of travel and campus plans, we anticipate that work will be remote for the academic year 2020-21.

Additional details on the institutional nomination and peer review processes will be available on the ACLS website starting Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Please direct questions to emergingvoices@acls.org and check back for updates starting May 28, 2020.