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ACLS Invites Applications for Collaborative Scholarly Research Fellowships
American Council of Learned Societies


The American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for the eighth annual competition for the ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships for collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences.

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the aim of the program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that produce a tangible research product (such as a joint print or WQeb publication) for which two or more collaborators will take credit.

The fellowships are for a total period of up to twenty-four months, to be initiated between July 1, 2016 and September 1, 2018, and provide up to $60,000 in salary replacement for each collaborator as well as up to $20,000 in collaboration funds (which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance). The total grant amount per project will depend on the number of collaborators and the duration of the research leaves but will not exceed $200,000 for any one project.

To be eligible, a  project must involve at least two scholars who are each seeking salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve continuous months of supported research leave to pursue full-time collaborative research. The project coordinator must have an appointment at a U.S.-based institution of higher education; other project members may be at institutions outside the U.S or  be independent scholars. In addition, all project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience at the time of application.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the  ACLS website.

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Deadline: 09-23-2015

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