ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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ACLS Early Career Fellowships: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program awards fellowships in two categories; Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients.

Dissertation Completion Fellowships

  • Fellowship Details: A stipend of $25,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and university fees of up to $5,000

    The total award of up to $33,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support.

    The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.

    Eligibility for these 25 Fellowships will be limited to scholars who held Dissertation Completion Fellowships (or were ranked as Alternates in that fellowship competition) and who completed their dissertations within the period specified in their first fellowship application.

    This program aims to encourage timely completion of the PhD.

    Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter.

    The Fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the Fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research.

    Fellowship Application Eligibility Criteria:

  • A PhD candidate in a humanities or social science department in the United States. (Students preparing theses for master’s degrees are not eligible.)
  • All requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation completed before beginning fellowship tenure.
  • No more than six years in the degree program; awardees can hold this Fellowship no later than their seventh year.

    For further details and application materials, contact: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships Program Website

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