American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
ACLS is best known as a funder of humanities research through fellowships and grants awarded to individuals and, on occasion, to groups and institutions. The centerpiece of this work is the ACLS Fellowship Program. ACLS Fellowships are designed to permit scholars holding the Ph.D. or equivalent to devote a full year to research and write in such fields as Literature, Languages, History, Anthropology, Political Theory, Philosophy, Classics, Religion, Art History, Linguistics, Musicology, and the study of diverse world civilizations and cultures. Additional programs target faculty at specific stages: the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship Program, supporting recently tenured faculty; the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship Program, supporting untenured faculty; and the ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships for Junior Faculty, supporting untenured scholars earlier in their careers.
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