ACLS Emerging Voices Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships

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ACLS Emerging Voices Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies has brought excellent fellowship programs that will boost your research career and give you a chance to test your knowledge in a professional environment. Emerging Voices Fellowship is the third annual competition of ACLS. The program grants PhD degree holders in the humanities and interpretive social sciences the opportunity to take up two-year positions at elite institutions in ACLS’s Research University Consortium for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. This fellowship will run for two years at elite institutions in ACLS’s Research University Consortium beginning in August/September 2022. To apply for this program, entrants should have got their PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences from a US-based institution. To be eligible for this program, your PhD degree must be conferred between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2021.

There are up to 45 fellowships available for deserving candidates. All these programs are all set to start in fall 2022. During the program, scholars will be equipped with tools and prepared to lead a successful. Candidates whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions hold power to strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come will be given preference. ACLS is in need of such fellows for this program who are not only good researchers but effective communicators to the diverse audience inside and outside the classroom. ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship is known for granting support to scholars of colour, scholars from law income and unconventional backgrounds and those who have taken an extraordinary role in graduate schools. And this is why; individuals who belong to these categories will be given preference for this fellowship.

American Council of Learned Societies was started in 1919 with the purpose of representing the United States in the Union Academique Internationale. Since it was established, it has been dedicated to making available opportunities, representation on both international and national levels and leadership in the field of humanities and social sciences.

Brief Description

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OrganizationAmerican Council of Learned Societies
Education LevelPhD
SubjectsHumanities and social sciences
Access ModeOnline
Number of Awards45
Application DeadlineJanuary 12, 2022
Application FeesN/A

Who is Eligible?

Following requirements must be taken into consideration before sending an application:

  • The competition will be open via the ACLS online portal to all applicants whose PhDs in the humanities and interpretive social sciences were formally conferred at US-based institutions between June 1, 2018, and December 31, 2021. Students who anticipate receiving the PhD after December 31, 2021, are not eligible.  
  • Applicants must be authorized to work legally in the United States for the academic year 2022-23.
  • Applicants’ PhDs may be in any field in the humanities or interpretive social sciences.* See FAQ for further information.

How to Apply?

Applicants are required to submit their application through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system ( during the entry period. The following documents must accompany the application form.

Supporting Documents

  • A completed brief application form including demographic information
  • A CV (1-2 pages)
  • A single-spaced, three-page (max) personal statement (in place of a cover letter) responding to specific prompts. Applicants should log into the online application portal for information about the writing prompts and document upload.
  • Dissertation abstract (no more than one full page, single-spaced)
  • One letter of reference is required and must be submitted by your faculty adviser, department chair, or other suitable referees. Recommenders should include information to highlight the strengths and experience of the applicant in being both an outstanding scholar and an effective communicator to diverse audiences inside and outside the classroom. Letters must be submitted through the ACLS application portal no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, January 12, 2022 (applicants will be prompted to request this letter from recommenders using our system).


Selected candidates will receive $65,000 plus health insurance, a one-time relocation allowance of $3,000, and $3,500 (annually) for research/professional development.

Application Deadline

Please send your entry no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

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