Since 1957 more than 12,000 scholars have held ACLS fellowships and grants. ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences. The peer-review process used to select ACLS fellows enables distinguished scholars to reach broad consensus on standards of excellence in humanities research.

In the 2020-21 competition year, ACLS awarded approximately $25 million to more than 350 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines. Click on links below for new and recent awardees by cohort, along with project descriptions and recipient profiles.

ACLS Digital Extension Grants

ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowships

ACLS Fellowship Program

ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

ACLS Program in China Studies

ACLS Project Development Grants

African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs

Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowships

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies