OSP FO# 11-194

AGENCY: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

PROGRAM: ACLS Fellowships

OBJECTIVES: The fellowship program of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) supports postdoctoral research in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. 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. 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 Fellowships require a Ph.D. degree conferred at least two years before the application deadline, U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of application, and a lapse of at least two years since the individual’s last supported research leave and September 1, 2012. Therefore, to be eligible, an individual’s most recent supported research leave must have concluded prior to September 1, 2010.

DEADLINE: September 28, 2011, 9PM Eastern

FUNDING INFORMATION: The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to be used for six to twelve months of continuous research. Awards may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay to reach that goal. The Fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent; up to $45,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $65,000 for Full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate’s rank or career status as of the application deadline. Approximately 25 fellowships will be available at the Assistant Professor level, approximately 20 at the Associate Professor level, and approximately 20 at the full Professor level.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Cynthia Mueller
Manager
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/acls/

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.