For US-based scholars working/enrolled in programs in the humanities, the Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society program offers to provide support as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs.
Successful candidates will be awarded the opportunity for faculty with fulltime appointments in PhD-granting humanities departments or programs in the United States to engage significant societal questions in their research, serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy, and deepen their support for innovations in doctoral education on their campuses.
Application Deadline: October 28th, 2020.
Successful fellows in the 2020-2021 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year will receive:
To be eligible, applicants must:
Research and residencies that foster local partnerships between universities and organizations in their communities are welcome, but the primary criterion for selecting a host site should be its suitability for advancing an applicant’s project.
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Applications must be submitted online and must include:
The Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society program aims to enhance promising doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty in their pursuit of publicly engaged scholarship for emerging PhDs.
The program offers opportunities for doctoral faculty who teach and advise doctoral students to pursue research projects while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice.
Fellows and their colleagues at host institutions are expected to create a mutually beneficial partnership in which they collaborate, interact, and learn about each other’s work, motivating questions, methods, and practices.
The Scholars and Society program complements the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which places recent humanities PhDs in nonprofit and government organizations.
The program supports projects at all stages of development, and welcomes applications that propose to deepen or expand existing research projects as well as those that propose new projects. While projects should be informed by present-day issues in the public sphere, they need not be contemporary in focus.
All submissions should be made by the deadline of 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, October 28, 2020.
Notifications will be sent via email by mid-April 2021.
Awardees in the 2020-21 competition will be announced in the spring.
Peer reviewers in this program will be asked to evaluate all eligible proposals on the following criteria:
Up to 12 fellows will be selected for a nine-month term during the 2021-22 academic year.
Fellows will be required to participate in two workshops that bookend the fellowship year.
The first is designed to help fellows refine their projects and build connections with scholars and institutions engaged in public scholarship.
The second, in the spring, will offer a chance for fellows to reflect on their experiences, learn and exchange ideas about innovations in doctoral education, and plan programming for the year following the fellowship.
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