Monday, March 4, 2013

Fellowship: ACLS Public Fellows Program

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.
    This program, made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the reach of doctoral education in the U.S. by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. Now in its third year, this innovative initiative allows talented humanities Ph.D.s to gain valuable, career-launching experience in areas such as arts management, development, communications, public administration, and digital media.
    The ACLS seeks applications from Ph.D.s who have received their degrees in the last three years and who aspire to careers in nonprofit administration and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.
Applicants must:
  1. possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (applicants to the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development must possess U.S. citizenship).;
  2. have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between January 2010 and the application deadline; and
  3. not have applied to any other ACLS fellowship programs in the 2012-2013 competition year, including the New Faculty Fellows program.
Prospective applicants should read through all the positions listed on the ACLS website and be ready to choose one when beginning the online application process. Applicants may apply to only one position. The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 27, 6 pm EDT. Applications for these positions are accepted only through the ACLS Public Fellows program. Only complete applications, submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) by the deadline, will be considered. Please see the ACLS Public Fellows Program website for complete application details.