From: Kathryn E Agoston <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:42 PM
To: Michele Schwietz <[log in to unmask]>, Denise Albanese <[log in to unmask]>, Douglas Eyman <[log in to unmask]>, Shannon N Davis <[log in to unmask]>, Sam Lebovic <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ACLS Public Fellows Program Applications Open

Dear Colleagues,


Happy New Year!


The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for new/recent PhDs is now open with a March 13 deadline.  Please let recent PhDs and those now completing PhDs know about this opportunity. This program is specifically for PhDs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are interested in careers in public service, government, and the nonprofit sector.  The fellowship is a two-year salaried placement with a partner organization matched to the applicant’s skills and interests.  Please feel free to share this with advanced doctoral students, recent PhDs, and colleagues who may aware of interested candidates.  A Mason Cultural Studies PhD, John Carl Baker, won this award a few years back – it does happen! – and has spoken very highly of his experience.






Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

The online fellowship and grant administration (OFA) system is now open for applications:


Fellowship Details

·         Stipend: $68,000 per year, health insurance coverage for the fellow, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship

·         Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 3, 2019, depending on the fellowship position

·         Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system ( Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.

·         Application deadline: March 13, 2019, 9pm EDT

·         Notification of application status will occur by email starting late-May 2019.

ACLS invites applications for the ninth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $68,000 per year and have access to 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.





Kay Ágoston, PhD

Director of Graduate Fellowships

George Mason University