Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
Promoting the visibility and value of the humanities PhD beyond the academy
From 2011 to 2020, the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program placed recent humanities PhDs in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector for two-year appointments, demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The program was made possible through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
ACLS named nearly 190 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows over a decade, who joined organizations across the country to pursue substantive portfolios of work in the fields of policy, community development, arts and culture, media, and international affairs.