The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce that its 2020-21 competitions with fall deadlines are now open and accepting applications

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About the Program

ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science fields and support scholars at all stages of their careers, from the advanced graduate student level onward. ACLS invites applications from faculty on and off the tenure track as well as independent scholars.

Our peer review and award processes aim to advance inclusive excellence, and we welcome applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the academic humanities and from across the diverse landscape of higher education.

Learn more about ACLS Fellowship & Grant Program application processes and eligibility criteria. 

September 30, 2020, 9 pm EDT
*ACLS Fellowships (in 2020-21, for nontenured scholars who earned the PhD within eight years of the application deadline)
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

October 28, 2020, 9 pm EDT
*Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
*Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
*Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
*Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowships

November 2, 2020, 9 pm EST
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies

November 11, 2020, 9 pm EST
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants

November 16, 2020, 9 pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships 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
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations

December 4, 2020, 9 pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

December 15, 2020, 9 pm EST
*ACLS Digital Extension Grants

January 8, 2021, 9 pm EST
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

March 2021 (TBD)
*ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships for recent PhDs

ACLS is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. In the last competition year, ACLS awarded over $25 million to more than 350 scholars worldwide.

Learn more about recent fellowship and grant awardees and their research abstracts here.

Established in 2005, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation based in Hong Kong. The Foundation’s dual mission is to foster appreciation of Chinese arts and culture to advance global learning and to cultivate deeper understanding of Buddhism in the context of contemporary life. www.rhfamilyfoundation.org.

Questions about fellowship and grant applications? Contact us at fellowships@acls.org 

Interested in serving as a peer reviewer? Please fill out our form.