Did you know that AFS's membership in the American Council of Learned
Societies (ACLS) enables our members who are recent PhDs, and who
contemplate a career in public service, to apply for one of the ACLS's
The ACLS Public Fellows Program aims to demonstrate that the capacities
developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application,
both within and beyond the academy. The program places recent
humanities PhDs in two-year staff appointments at
a changing variety of partnering agencies in government and the
nonprofit sector. For example, the 20 agencies hosting fellows in
2013–2015 include Amnesty International, the Center for Investigative
Reporting, the Digital Public Library of America, the Los
Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Nature Conservancy, and the
US Agency for International Development. Fellows' appointments, during
which they participate in the substantive work of these agencies and
receive professional mentoring, provide career
development opportunities in administration, management, and public
Each fellowship provides an annual stipend of $65,000, as well as
individual health insurance. The generous support of the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation makes this program possible. The next application
deadline will be in March 2014 for 2014–2016 fellowships.
For more information, and for background on the 2011, 2012, and 2013
fellows and their appointments, please visit http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/.