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AGENCY: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

PROGRAM: ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

OBJECTIVES: The program provides funding for small teams of two or more scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that aim to produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit. 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 theory). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group. These Fellowships are available to scholars at all stages of their careers.

Please see the program announcement below for further program details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: The Project Coordinator must have an appointment at a U.S.-based institution of higher education; other project members may be at institutions outside the United States or may be independent scholars. All project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience at the time of application.

DEADLINE: September 28, 2011, 9PM Eastern

FUNDING INFORMATION: The ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2012 and September 1, 2014, and provide salary replacement for each collaborator (based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor; up to $40,000 for Associate Professor; and up to $60,000 for full Professor) as well as up to $20,000 in collaboration funds (which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance). The amount of the ACLS fellowship for any collaborative project will vary depending on the number of collaborators, their academic rank, and the duration of the research leave, but will not exceed $140,000 for any one project.                                                           

Cynthia Mueller
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
Email: cmueller@acls.org
Web: http://www.acls.org/programs/collaborative/

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 ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.