Competitions and Deadlines

Our 2021-22 fellowship and grant competition calendar is available below. Information on our 2021-22 competitions with September and October deadlines has been updated on the relevant program pages. ACLS’s online application system (OFA) will begin accepting applications for many programs in the final week of July.
Please note: As of the 2021-22 competition year, ACLS requires all applicants to have an ORCID iD. Learn more.

2021-2022 Competitions


ACLS Digital Humanities Grants (pending renewal of support)
January 11, 2022
ACLS Fellowships, which include the following named awards:
September 29, 2021
  • ACLS Barrington Foundation Centennial Fellowships in Classical Studies
  • ACLS Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Fellowships in English and American Literature
  • ACLS Centennial Fellowships in the Dynamics of Place
  • ACLS Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. Fellowships in Chinese History
  • ACLS H. and T. King Fellowships in Ancient American Art and Culture
  • ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships (separate application required)
  • ACLS Oscar Handlin Fellowships in American History
  • ACLS Pauline Yu Fellowships in Chinese or Comparative Literature
  • 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: