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ACLS Announces Results of Pre-doctoral Fellowship Competitions


The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2013 cohorts of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art. This year, these pre-doctoral fellowship programs awarded a record total of 79 fellowships to advanced graduate students pursuing promising and ambitious Ph.D. research in the humanities.

“ACLS pre-doctoral fellowships facilitate the research of talented emerging scholars who are poised to make significant contributions to humanistic knowledge and discourse over the course of their careers,” said Nicole Stahlmann, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “As such, these fellowship awards are excellent long-term investments, ones that will pay dividends not only in our dissertation fellows’ respective research fields but also in college and university classrooms for decades to come.”

Designed to encourage the timely completion of the Ph.D., the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship supports a year of research and writing for students in the last year of their dissertations. This year’s 69 awardees, representing dozens of universities and humanistic disciplines, were selected through a rigorous, multi-stage peer-review process from a highly competitive pool of nearly 1,000 applicants. Now in its seventh year, the program is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

See the full list of the 2013 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows here.

The Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art have supported advanced graduate study of object- and image-based American art history for over two decades. This year’s cohort of 10 fellows will further dissertation research on a stunning variety of art historical topics, including public sculpture and monumentality during the Reconstruction Era, architecture in the Early Republic, and pre-WWII murals and montage. The program is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

For a list of the 2013 Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art, click here.

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