Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowship

The American Council of Learned Societies is currently accepting applications for their Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowship. This new fellowship program is open to tenured humanities faculty in PhD-granting departments at U.S. institutions, with the goal of enabling fellows to “engage significant societal questions in their research, serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy, and deepen their support for doctoral curricular innovation on their campuses.” Fellows will receive a stipend and financial support for research and travel while partnering with and maintaining residency at a U.S.-based institution of their choice.

The Center for 21st Century studies is seeking out humanities colleagues who would like to collaborate with C21 and spend a year in residence at UW-Milwaukee. Per the ACLS call for applications, fellows’ goals should be “to conduct a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue or grand challenge in society—such as democratic governance; technological change; racism and inequality; climate change; economic exclusion; or migration and immigration, to name a few possibilities.” These are precisely the kinds of issues that we address at the Center for 21st Century Studies, and we welcome the opportunity to support such research through hosting and collaborating with a Scholars & Society Fellow.

If you are interested in partnering with C21 for the residency portion of the Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowship, please contact us to discuss options for collaboration. Fellowship applications are due to the ACLS by October 24, 2018.