Updated Information: Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

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Please note the following announcement from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS):

Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

Community colleges are a vital component of the higher education ecosystem and of the academic humanities in particular. Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships are tailored to the circumstances of humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year institutions and are intended to support their research ambitions. ACLS invites applications for the inaugural competition of the program this fall. These fellowships are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Community college faculty in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome to apply. The applicant’s ultimate goal should be to advance a research project, and the project’s outcomes may include one or more of the following: scholarly articles, book chapters, or book on a topic in the humanities or social sciences and/or teaching and learning in those disciplines; course plans; textbooks; exhibitions; community or campus events; online resources; etc. Community and/or student engagement with the research project are encouraged, as is dissemination of the research to other audiences in higher education beyond the community college sector.

ACLS will award up to 26 fellowships in the 2018-2019 competition year. The award carries a stipend of up to $40,000, which may be used to support any activities that advance the proposed research project. Examples include: salary replacement during the summer; course buyouts during the academic year; travel costs and registration fees for research and conferences; costs associated with organizing a conference, workshop, or event; fees related to publication or dissemination; stipends for undergraduate research assistants; costs for course materials (if one of the outcomes of the project is curricular); etc. In some cases, a limited portion of the funds may go to a fellow’s institution to cover administrative costs associated with the project.

Tenure of the fellowship may begin no earlier than July 1, 2019 and end no later than December 31, 2020. Fellows will participate in a convening in fall 2020, held in partnership with the Community College Humanities Association, during which they will share their research with one another and connect with other humanities scholars from community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

Deadline: September 26, 2018

For more information about ACLS fellowships, including details about eligibility and named fellowships, please visit http://www.acls.org/programs/acls/. Questions may be submitted to fellowships@acls.org.

In the 2017-18 competition year, ACLS will award over $20 million to more than 320 scholars based in the United States and abroad working in the humanities and related social sciences. Visit www.acls.org/fellows/new/ for recent awardee listings and profiles.


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