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Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program – 2018 Fellowship Competition
- 8 January 2018 at 9:34 am #1170
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the eighth annual competition of
the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program. This initiative places humanities PhDs in substantive roles in
diverse nonprofit and government organizations, demonstrating that the knowledge and capacities developed
in the course of earning a doctoral degree in the humanities have wide application beyond the academy
The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $67,500, health insurance coverage for the fellow, a relocation
allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds.
In 2018, ACLS will place up to 25 PhDs as Public Fellows in the following organizations and roles:
Center for Popular Democracy (Brooklyn, NY) – Strategic Research Associate
Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA) – Digital Engagement Manager
Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Chicago, IL) – Research Associate, Global Cities
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (Madison, WI) – Global Programs Manager
Council of Independent Colleges (Washington, DC) – Development Officer
Environmental Law & Policy Center (Chicago, IL) – Senior Research Analyst, Transportation Innovation
Innocence Project (New York, NY) – Content Strategist
Lapham’s Quarterly (New York, NY) – Digital Producer
Los Angeles County Arts Commission (Los Angeles, CA) – Cross Sector Analyst
Los Angeles Review of Books (Los Angeles, CA) – Associate Executive Editor and Assistant Director,
MinnPost (Minneapolis, MN) – Audience Development and Engagement Manager
The Moth (New York, NY) – Impact and Evaluation Officer
National Immigration Law Center (Washington, DC) – Research Program Manager
National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, DC) – Manager of Curatorial Innovation
Participatory Budgeting Project (Brooklyn, NY) – Participatory Design Strategist
PolicyLink (Oakland, CA) – Associate, Equitable Economy Research
Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN) – Associate Editor, Global Nation
Race Forward (Oakland, CA or New York, NY) – Narrative Impact Analyst
Rockefeller Archive Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY) – Outreach Program Manager
Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (Washington, DC) – Program Manager for Cultural Disaster
Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations (Washington, DC) – Global Science Officer
Social Science Research Council (Brooklyn, NY) – Program Officer, Media and Democracy Project
Stockholm Environment Institute – US Center (Seattle, WA) – Climate Policy Associate
United Negro College Fund (Washington, DC) – Policy Analyst
United Neighborhood Houses (New York, NY) – Policy Analyst
Applicants must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or
humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018. Applicants must have
defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2018. The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9 pm EDT.
Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS online application system (OFA). Applicants should not contact any of the organizations directly. Please visit http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/ for complete position descriptions, eligibility criteria, and application information. This program is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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