Monday, February 6, 2012

Fellowship Opportunities

The American Council for Learned Societies, the Smithsonian, and the Gilder Lehrman Center all announce 2012 fellowship competitions.  Find descriptions and links for more information below.

The American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for its second competition of the ACLS Public Fellows Program. The program will place thirteen recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year 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. Deadline for applications is March 21, 2012. More information is available at:

Situated at the center of the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) are a vital part of the Institution’s research, exhibition, and education enterprise. March 15, 2012 is the deadline for many SIL fellowships, resident scholar programs, and fellowships. More information is available at:

Applications are now open for the residential fellowship with The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Applications are encouraged from scholars and public intellectuals to study the fundamental origins and circumstances surrounding debt bondage, forced labor, human trafficking, and other forms of modern day slavery. Deadline is March 1, 2012 More information is available at: