OSP FO# 11-195

AGENCY: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

PROGRAM: Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding for tenure-track assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. 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 (excluding clinical or counseling 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). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group.

Please see the program announcement below for further program details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Applicants must be tenure-track assistant professors or untenured associate professors who by September 28, 2011 will have successfully completed their institution’s last reappointment review before tenure review, and whose tenure review will not be complete before March 1, 2012.

DEADLINE: September 28, 2011, 9PM Eastern

FUNDING INFORMATION: The ACLS will award up to 12 Ryskamp Research Fellowships in this competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $64,000, a fund of $2,500 for research and travel, and an additional 2/9 of the stipend ($14,222) for one summer’s support, if justified by a persuasive case. Fellows have three years from July 1, 2012 to use the funds awarded them.

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/ryskamp/

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.