ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships: Open to PhD Graduates with DACA

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is currently accepting applications for its Leading Edge Fellowship program. Through this program, selected fellows “take on substantive, intellectually meaningful projects in a challenging job market; Receive annual stipends of $60,000 plus health insurance and professional development funding; Take the lead on defined portfolios of projects lasting up to 12 months; Undertake professional development activities with other fellows over the course of the fellowship; Begin annual fellowship terms in September 2021” Note: This opportunity is open to DACA recipients.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • “Applicants must have a PhD that was/will be formally conferred by their university between September 1, 2016, and October 1, 2021. Applicants scheduled to graduate in Summer or early Fall 2021 must be prepared to verify progress to degree with official university documentation during the review and selection process.
  • Applicants’ PhDs may be in any field in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. See FAQ for further information.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US for the entire duration of the fellowship term. This includes Indigenous individuals residing in the United States through rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794, and those who hold DACA status, Temporary Protected Status, or political asylee or refugee status. Neither ACLS nor the host organization can sponsor fellows for visas.”

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: ACLS Fellowship Program

The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 6, 2021 9pm EDT

Please note that this fellowship opportunity was first posted by the ACLS. The link to the fellowship may not work after the deadline has passed.


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