Fellowships established by individuals and family foundations are one of the cornerstones of the ACLS $125 million Centennial Campaign, which will conclude on December 31, 2021.

These donors have chosen to support scholars in a range of fields and disciplines, from art and culture of the ancient Americas to the dynamics of place; from American literature to classical and Chinese studies. In the 2020-2021 competition cycle, eight scholars have been awarded named fellowships, a great honor for the fellows and a rewarding opportunity for generous campaign donors to directly support and promote research in an area of scholarship that is important to them.

Named fellowships range from Centennial Fellowships, which can be established for a single year or a period of years, or endowed fellowships which exist in perpetuity once they are fully endowed. Centennial fellowships are not publicized individually, as our signature programs are, but they are included in our Central (ACLS Fellowship) program.

We are grateful to Yvette and William Kirby for their recent renewal of the Kirby Centennial Fellowship in Chinese Studies. This Centennial Fellowship has helped to support projects such as those of Anthony Barbieri-Low on Ancient Egypt and Early China, and Barbara L. Voss on the Chinese diaspora.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Mary Richter, Chief Development Officer, at [email protected], to discuss options for supporting an area of the humanities and social sciences that is important to you through opportunities like this.

Learn more about all of the ways to support the ACLS Centennial Campaign.