July 11, 2010

American Council of Learned Societies Announces Guidelines for Digital Innovation Fellowships

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for the sixth annual ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships. The program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences.

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to working on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may involve development of new digital tools that further humanistic research (such as digital research archives or innovative databases), research that depends on or is greatly enhanced by the use of such tools, the representation of such research, or some combination of these features.

ACLS will award up to six Digital Innovation Fellowships this year, including one project involving the collaboration of two scholars. Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000 toward an academic year's leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000. ACLS does not support creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects.

The program is open to scholars in all fields of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline. (An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify.) U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Visit the ACLS Web site for complete program guidelines. Click on title above.

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