Ninth Annual Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition

Due March 13, 2019

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program. This initiative places humanities PhDs in substantive roles in diverse nonprofit and government organizations, demonstrating that the capacities developed in the course of earning a doctoral degree in the humanities have wide application beyond the academy. The two-year fellowships carry an annual stipend of $68,000, health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds for the fellow.

In 2019, ACLS will place up to 21 PhDs as Public Fellows in the following organizations and roles:

• Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA) – Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager

• American Public Media (St. Paul, MN) – Senior Research Analyst

• Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY) – Communications Project Manager

• Chicago Humanities Festival (Chicago, IL) – Program Manager

• Citizens’ Committee for the Children of New York (New York, NY) – Policy & Budget Analyst

• Committee to Protect Journalists (New York, NY) – Research Manager

• Community Change (Washington, DC) – Policy Advisor

• Data & Society Research Institute (New York, NY) – Editor

• The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC) – Program Officer

• Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT) – Grants Manager

• Library of America (New York, NY) – Outreach Programs Manager

• National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, CO) – Legislative Policy Specialist

• National Low Income Housing Coalition (Washington, DC) – Research Analyst

• Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC) – Campaign Advocate, Latin America Project

• PEN America (New York, NY) – Festival Programs Manager

• Public Books (New York, NY) – Associate Editor

• Rare (Arlington, VA) – Community Engagement Manager

• Reinvestment Fund (Philadelphia, PA) – Policy Analyst

• San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA) – Community Impact Analyst

• Seattle Office for Civil Rights (Seattle, WA) – Senior Researcher

• World Justice Project (Washington, DC) – Program Manager

How to Apply