The Luce Foundation is proud to support the American Council of Learned Societies’ new Leading Edge Fellowship for recent humanities PhDs. The program will provide humanities scholars with year-long posts—including stipends, health insurance, and professional development funds—as they partner with nonprofit organizations on community-centered projects. Their work will examine the damage caused by the pandemic and the societal fault lines that have helped worsen its impact such as inequality, increasing precarity, divisive media, and racism.
The program is now accepting applications for the first cycle of fellowships aimed at art history and visual culture scholars. Deadline is Friday, July 31, 2020. The second cycle for scholars in religion, theology, and ethics will begin in early 2021.
“Our new program...will support community rebuilding efforts, complementing public health research with human-centered perspectives. Humanistic skills and perspectives are urgently needed to gain complete understanding of the toll that COVID-19 has taken.” —Joy Connolly, ACLS President
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) proudly announces the launch of the Leading Edge Fellowship program, made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.
This $1.6 million rapid-response fellowship aims to put the power of humanities scholarship and training to work in addressing urgent challenges facing communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Leading Edge Fellowship program provides year-long posts to recent humanities PhDs as they pursue publicly engaged projects that document and interpret the damage of this pandemic and advance collective understanding of the societal fault lines that helped worsen its impact such as inequality, increasing precarity, divisive media, and racism.