|The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the third competition for the Leading Edge Fellowship, made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Leading Edge Fellowship program provides one-year fellowships to recent humanities PhDs as they pursue publicly engaged projects that advance social justice and equity in communities across the United States. The projects are designed to draw on the humanistic skills, capacities, and frameworks developed in the course of earning a PhD in the humanities.
In this competition, ACLS will place up to 41 recent PhDs with participating nonprofit organizations across the country including the National Conference on Citizenship, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, Hunger Free America, and Common Justice. The full roster of partnering organizations and projects is available here.
ACLS is now accepting fellowship applications for this program, with applications due by 9pm EDT on Thursday, May 6, 2021.