From: Kathryn E Agoston <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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Subject: Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for New and Recent PhDs - Please share.

Greetings!  Here (see below) is a fellowship opportunity to share with your upcoming and recent PhDs: the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program<>.  More information below and at the web site.  A recent PhD from GMU Cultural Studies, John Carl Baker, won this award in 2016.  (You can read about him here<>.)  Itís a great opportunity for PhD students in humanities or humanistic social science fields who are interested in public service or nonprofit careers.  The fellowship is two years.

Iím happy to answer questions or provide feedback on application materials. Interested students may reach out to me directly.


Kay Ńgoston, PhD
Director of Graduate Fellowships
Office of the Provost
George Mason University<>

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program 2018

ACLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. (Please visit the web site for positions offered in 2018.) Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.
ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Applicants must:

  1.  possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  2.  have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (see the web site for details on eligible fields) conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018; and
  3.  defend and file/deposit their completed dissertations no later than April 6, 2018, and be prepared to verify this with official university documentation during the review and selection process.

Prospective applicants should read through all the fellowship positions listed at the web site and choose the one position that best fits their career goals. (Applicants may apply to only one position.)
The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT.