The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) supports bold and innovative approaches to research, scholarship, and community engagement in the humanities and interpretive social sciences through our fellowship and grant programs, reports such as Preparing Publicly Engaged Scholars: A Guide to Innovation in Doctoral Education, and initiatives like the ACLS Commission on Fostering and Sustaining Diverse Digital Scholarship and Building Blocks for A New Academy. Explore our current fellowship and grant competitions below.

As an Indigenous scholar, my approach to research often falls outside of the ‘norm’ for academia, so having my work recognized by Mellon/ACLS is huge in terms of validating my non-traditional approach to research…Having this fellowship provides me with the opportunity to practice the kind of meaningful relationship-building that I had hoped to do.


Larissa Juip F’23
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellow

Michigan Technological University

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