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Grants, Fellowships & CFPs


2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition

Deadline: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Sponsored by: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the seventh annual Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows competition. In 2017, the program will place up to 22 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at partnering nonprofits and government agencies, where the fellows will participate in the core work of these organizations while benefitting from professional mentoring and career development opportunities.

In 2017, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:

  • Association of American Colleges & Universities (Washington, DC) – Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (Chicago, IL) – Program Manager
  • Boston Housing Authority (Boston, MA) – Program Analyst
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY) – Program Analyst, Education and Community Engagement
  • Community Partners (Los Angeles, CA) – Program Evaluator
  • The Feminist Press (New York, NY) – Development Manager
  • The Field Museum (Chicago, IL) – Public Engagement Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Free Press (Washington, DC, or Florence, MA) – Campaign Organizer
  • Humanities Action Lab (Newark, NJ) – Program Manager
  • International Student Exchange Programs (Arlington, VA) – Student Success Officer
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN) – Content Analyst
  • The Moth (New York, NY) – Marketing Manager
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, CO) – Legislative Policy Specialist
  • National Women’s Law Center (Washington, DC) – Policy Analyst
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC) – International Campaign Advocate
  • New America (Washington, DC) – Editor
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (New York, NY) – Policy Advisor
  • The Public Theater (New York, NY) – Strategic Communications Manager
  • Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (Seattle, WA) – Impact and Assessment Manager
  • Twin Cities PBS (St. Paul, MN) – Strategic Impact Analyst
  • Vera Institute of Justice (New Orleans, LA) – Senior Program Associate
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA) – Community Organizing Manager

Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences, and will aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Applicants 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.

Applications are accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) by March 22, 2017, 8pm EDT. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.

For more information please contact: www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp for complete position descriptions and application information

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