ACLS Opens 2022 Leading Edge Fellowship Competition for Recent PhDs

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The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has opened its fourth competition for the Leading Edge Fellowship. Applications are due by March 28, 2022.

In 2022, the Leading Edge Fellowship program will offer 20 two-year fellowships partnering recent humanities and interpretive social sciences PhDs with organizations advancing social justice and equity in communities across the United States. The fellowship positions are designed to draw on the humanistic skills, capacities, and frameworks developed in the course of earning a PhD in the humanities and interpretive social sciences, as well as provide a range of networking and career-building opportunities.

In this competition, ACLS will place fellows with 20 participating nonprofit organizations including the Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY), Restore Justice (Chicago, IL), and Project Equity (San Francisco, CA). The full roster of partnering organizations and projects is available here.

ACLS invites prospective applicants to attend Office Hours on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST. This information session will feature a short presentation by ACLS staff, and offer applicants the opportunity to ask questions and to receive real time feedback on eligibility, the online application form, and the parameters of the program.

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