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Mellon/ACLS Invites Applications for the 7th Public Fellows Competition

Sun, February 26, 2017
Mellon/ACLS Invites Applications for the 7th Public Fellows Competition
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The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. In 2017, the program will place up to 22 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at participating nonprofits and government agencies. This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The fellowship carries a stipend of $67,500 per year, as well as individual health insurance and $3,000 toward professional development activities.

This year, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:

  1. Association of American Colleges & Universities – Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
  2. Association of College & Research Libraries – Program Manager
  3. Boston Housing Authority – Program Analyst
  4. Brooklyn Academy of Music – Program Analyst, Education and Community Engagement
  5. Community Partners – Program Evaluator
  6. The Feminist Press – Development Manager
  7. The Field Museum – Public Engagement Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
  8. Free Press – Campaign Organizer
  9. Humanities Action Lab – Program Manager
  10. International Student Exchange Programs – Student Success Officer
  11. Minneapolis Institute of Art – Content Analyst
  12. The Moth – Marketing Manager
  13. National Conference of State Legislatures – Legislative Policy Specialist
  14. National Women's Law Center – Policy Analyst
  15. Natural Resources Defense Council – International Campaign Advocate
  16. New America – Editor
  17. NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs – Policy Analyst
  18. The Public Theater – Strategic Communications Manager
  19. Seattle Office of Arts & Culture – Impact and Assessment Manager
  20. Twin Cities PBS – Strategic Impact Analyst
  21. Vera Institute of Justice – Senior Program Associate
  22. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Community Organizing Manager

Applicants to the Public Fellows program must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

Further information about the application process and this year’s positions is available atwww.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly. All applications must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system (ofa.acls.org) by 8 pm EDT on March 22, 2017.

Questions about the program may be addressed to me or to publicfellows@acls.org.

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