OSP FO# 11-191
AGENCY: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding for recently tenured scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; classics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology; religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies. Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political philosophy, history of psychology). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group.
The Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the participating national residential research centers: National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC); the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, CA); the Institute for Advanced Study, Schools of Historical Studies and Social Science (Princeton, NJ); the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Cambridge, MA); the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA); the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.), the Newberry Library (Chicago, IL), and the Huntington Library (San Marino, CA); the American Academy in Rome; Villa I Tatti (Florence); and Collegium Budapest. This year’s successful applicants may take up the fellowship in 2012-2013 or in either of the succeeding two academic years. Villa I Tatti will accept applications only for residency in 2012-13 and candidates must also apply separately to Villa I Tatti.
The objectives of this program are: (1) to encourage more adventurous, more wide-ranging, and longer-term patterns of research than are current in these disciplines; (2) to link a small number of outstanding scholars and their projects to one of a limited number of residential study centers with an established record of advancing multi-disciplinary scholarship; and (3) to sustain the scholarly momentum of the emerging intellectual leaders in fields of the humanities and related social sciences.
Please see the program announcement below for further program details.
ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Applicants to the current competition must normally have begun their tenured contracts no earlier than the Fall 2007 semester or quarter and must be employed in a tenured position at a degree-granting academic institution in the US, and must remain so for the duration of the fellowship.
DEADLINE: September 28, 2011, 9PM Eastern
FUNDING INFORMATION: The ACLS will award up to 9 Burkhardt Fellowships in this competition year; each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000. Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the national residential research centers plus institutional support for an additional period.
Office of Fellowships and Grants
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6795
Telephone: (212) 697-1505 (ext. 136)
Fax: (212) 949-8058
REMARKS: Applications must be submitted using the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system, which can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org.
Complete program guidelines may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.