Apply Now for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program

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The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition of theMellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program.

This initiative places humanities PhDs in substantive roles in diverse nonprofit and government organizations, demonstrating that the capacities developed in the course of earning a doctoral degree in the humanities have wide application beyond the academy. The two-year fellowships carry an annual stipend of $68,000, health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds for the fellow.

In 2019, ACLS will place up to 21 PhDs as Public Fellows in the following organizations and roles:

  • Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA) – Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager
  • American Public Media (St. Paul, MN) – Senior Research Analyst
  • Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY) – Communications Project Manager
  • Chicago Humanities Festival (Chicago, IL) – Program Manager
  • Citizens’ Committee for the Children of New York (New York, NY) – Policy & Budget Analyst
  • Committee to Protect Journalists (New York, NY) – Research Manager
  • Community Change (Washington, DC) – Policy Advisor
  • Data & Society Research Institute (New York, NY) – Editor
  • The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC) – Program Officer
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT) – Grants Manager
  • Library of America (New York, NY) – Outreach Programs Manager
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, CO) – Legislative Policy Specialist
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition (Washington, DC) – Research Analyst
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC) – Campaign Advocate, Latin America Project
  • PEN America (New York, NY) – Festival Programs Manager
  • Public Books (New York, NY) – Associate Editor
  • Rare (Arlington, VA) – Community Engagement Manager
  • Reinvestment Fund (Philadelphia, PA) – Policy Analyst
  • San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA) – Community Impact Analyst
  • Seattle Office for Civil Rights (Seattle, WA) – Senior Researcher
  • World Justice Project (Washington, DC) – Program Manager

Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2015, and June 21, 2019, and must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 5, 2019. US citizenship or permanent resident status is required. The deadline is March 13, 2019, 9 pm EDT.

Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS online application system. Applicants should not contact any of the organizations directly. Please visit 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.