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ACLS Offers Substantial Fellowships to Recent PhDs Interested in Public Service

Friday, July 12, 2013   (0 Comments)
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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 Public Fellowships?

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 service. 

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

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