Photos of past ACLS fellows with text ACLS announces 2024-25 fellowship and grant competitions


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce its 2024-25 fellowship and grant competitions. ACLS offers programs that promote research across all fields of the humanities and interpretive social sciences. 

Our application, peer review, and award processes aim to promote inclusive excellence, and we welcome applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the academic humanities and from across the diverse landscape of higher education.

Learn about application information and eligibility criteria for all programs.

Application deadlines vary by program. ACLS is now accepting applications for fellowship and grant programs with September, October, and early November deadlines. Other programs, including The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies, ACLS Digital Justice Grants, and the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies, will begin accepting applications in the coming months.

ACLS offers online webinars, workshops, and office hours for applicants for many of our programs. Learn more about these resources and upcoming webinars.

September 25, 2024, 9:00 PM EDT
  • ACLS Fellowships (for scholars across all postdoctoral career stages in all fields of the humanities and interpretive social sciences)
October 30, 2024, 9:00 PM EDT
November 6, 2024, 9:00 PM EST
November 14, 2024, 9:00 PM EST
December 3, 2024, 9:00 PM EST
January 23, 2025, 9:00 PM EST
March 12, 2025, 9:00 PM EDT
June 11, 2025, 9:00 PM EDT

 The American Council of Learned Societies, a nonprofit federation of 81 scholarly associations, is the leading private US institution supporting scholars in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. In the 2023-24 competition year, ACLS made awards to over 300 scholars worldwide.

ACLS Open Access Book Prizes and Arcadia Open Access Publishing Awards

In addition to the wide range of fellowship and grant competitions, ACLS is pleased to invite publishers to submit nominations from July 8 to September 4, 2024 for the ACLS Open Access Book Prizes and Arcadia Open Access Publishing Awards.

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View all 2024-25 ACLS Fellowship and Grant Programs
Competition Deadlines