[Asa] THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION/ACLS EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS

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Wed May 24 13:56:51 EDT 2006


NEW PROGRAM

 

THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION/ACLS

EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS

 

The American Council of Learned Societies (the American Studies Association
has been a constituent member of the ACLS since 1958) announces a
significant new fellowship program providing support for young scholars to
complete their dissertation and, later, to advance their research after
being awarded the Ph.D.  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career
Fellowship Program will award fellowships in two categories:  Dissertation
Completion Fellowships and Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients.  A
grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

 

The first competition for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
will take place in 2006-07 and be open to graduate students writing
dissertations in the humanities and related social sciences.  This program
aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared
to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure
or shortly thereafter. ACLS will award 65 Fellowships in this competition.
Each Fellowship will carry a stipend and benefits up to a total of $33,000.

 

The first competition for Mellon/ACLS Fellowships for Recent Doctoral
Recipients will take place in 2007-08. Eligibility for these 25 Fellowships
will be limited to scholars who held Dissertation Completion Fellowships (or
were highly ranked in that fellowship competition) and who completed their
dissertations within the period specified in their first fellowship
application. Also eligible will be scholars who held other national
dissertation fellowships-such as the Whiting Fellowships-and who completed
their dissertations within the period specified in their first application.
These Fellowships will carry stipends of $30,000 to allow the Fellow to
devote an academic year to research. Awardees will have up to two years from
the date of the award to take up Fellowship tenure. We expect that some
awardees may use their Fellowship to take leave from a faculty position;
those without a full-time position may choose to affiliate with a humanities
research center or conduct research independently.

 

Further information about the competition

will be available by June 20 at

 

www.acls.org/ecf.htm

 

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