Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships in USA, 2018-19

Scholarship Description:

American Council and Learned Societies are offering Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships. The applicant’s ultimate goal should be to advance a research project and the project’s outcomes may include one or more of the following.

ACLS will award up to 26 fellowships in the 2018-2019 competition year. Community colleges are a vital component of the higher education ecosystem and of the academic humanities in particular.

Degree level:

Scholarship is available to study MA, PhD program.

Field of Study:

Scholarship is available for humanities and related to social science.

Scholarship Award: 

The award carries a stipend of up to $40,000, which may be used to support any activities that advance the proposed research project.


US students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Entrance requirement: be employed primarily as instructors at a two-year associate’s degree-granting college, as defined by the Applicants do not need to be appointed full-time and do not need to be on the tenure-track. Part-time and adjunct instructors are welcome to apply, as long as community college teaching is their primary employment.
  • Have an MA or PhD in that was conferred by the application deadline.

Projects must:

  • Address a topic in the humanities or social sciences and/or teaching and learning in those disciplines in a higher education setting.
  • Employ predominantly humanistic approaches and qualitative/interpretive methodologies.
  • Include substantial original research.

English Language Requirements:

The applicants must be fluent in English

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply:  Applications must be submitted online and must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Proposal (no more than three pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
  • Budget (no more than one page)
  • Project timeline (no more than one page)
  • Bibliography (no more than one page)
  • Two reference letters
  • Institutional certification pledging that the applicant will be permitted to carry out the work outlined in the proposal. This is a brief form available through the online application portal to be completed by a department chair, dean, or other senior administrators.
  • Please see the FAQ for more details on the format and content of each piece of the application.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

September 26, 2018.

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