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Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations committed to promoting social justice in their communities. Applications are due March 15, 2023 9:00 p.m. EDT.

The online fellowship and grant administration (OFA) system is now open for applications. Recent PhDs from across all fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences are encouraged to apply for this fellowship. ACLS seeks to advance equity, justice, and inclusive excellence in all of our programs and initiatives. The Leading Edge Fellowship program welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native scholars, first generation college students, scholars from low-income backgrounds, formerly incarcerated scholars, queer and trans scholars, and scholars with disabilities.

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $66,000 in year one, and $70,000 in year two, plus health insurance and professional development funding
  • Tenure: 24 months beginning in September 2023
  • Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: March 15, 2023 9:00pm EDT

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the fifth competition of the Leading Edge Fellowship program, which demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society. Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations promoting social justice in their communities. Fellows take on substantive roles that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. This initiative is made possible through the support of the Mellon Foundation.

The fellowships are designed to foster mutually beneficial partnerships between fellows and their hosting organizations. Each applicant may apply for up to two of the available Leading Edge Fellowship opportunities. 

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