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The ACLS is pleased to announce the opening of the 2002-2003 year for fellowships and grants. Updated information has now been posted for all ACLS programs.

The central ACLS FELLOWSHIPS, enhanced and reinvigorated, are being offered for tenure beginning in 2003-2004. Maximum stipends are $50,000 for Full Professors and career equivalent, $40,000 for Associate Professors and equivalent, and $30,000 for Assistant Professors and equivalent. This program requires the Ph.D. conferred by October 1, 2002 and the last supported research leave concluded by July 1, 2000.

The ACLS/SSRC/NEH INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS are again included in the ACLS Fellowship Program to encourage humanistic research on the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, Near- and Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, East Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

The ACLS/ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS FOR JUNIOR FACULTY are also included in the ACLS Fellowship Program. In response to increasingly rigorous expectations for tenure, funding will be available for an additional 22 fellowships for Assistant Professors or the equivalent with at least 2 years' teaching experience. Applicants to the ACLS Fellowship Program who meet this criterion, and who satisfy all the requirements and provisions for the ACLS Fellowships, will be automatically considered for these junior faculty awards.

Also offered through the ACLS Fellowship Program are the joint ACLS/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FELLOWSHIPS. This cooperative program provides residential fellowships at the Library's Center for Scholars and Writers to applicants whose research would be enhanced by such an affiliation.

Offered again this year are the FREDERICK BURKHARDT RESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR RECENTLY TENURED SCHOLARS. The Burkhardt fellowships this year will support scholars tenured since October 1, 1998, who are engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The $65,000 fellowships may be used in 2003-04, or in either of the two succeeding years, and provide for an academic year of residence at one of nine participating national research centers, plus support from the Fellow's institution for an additional period.

This will be the second competition for the CHARLES A. RYSKAMP RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS. These fellowships, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provide a stipend of $60,000 for an academic year of research, plus an allowance of $2,500 for research and travel, and the possibility of funding for an additional summer, if justified. The fellowships support tenure-track Assistant Professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose reappointment reviews have been successfully completed, but whose tenure reviews will not be completed before February 1, 2003, those who have made scholarly contributions that have advanced their fields, and who have well designed and carefully developed plans for new research.

This will be the third competition year for the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FELLOWSHIPS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES. The stipend is $3,500 per month for 4-9 months' residence at the Library of Congress to pursue research using the foreign language collections of the Library, including books, images, films, legal materials, maps, manuscripts, music, prints, photographs, and rare books. A Ph.D. is required and preference will be given to scholars at an early stage of the career.

We are very pleased to continue to offer the HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION/ACLS DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS IN AMERICAN ART. The stipend for these year-long fellowships is $20,000.

The EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES PROGRAM will again offer POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS and DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS. Grants will also be available for institutions and individuals in support of intensive summer training in the languages of Eastern Europe (except those of the successor states of the Soviet Union).

The COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION WITH CHINA PROGRAMS offer fellowships for AMERICAN RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES IN THE PEOPLE's REPUBLIC OF CHINA for scholars in the humanities to do research in China for 4 to 12 months. The fellowships provide a monthly stipend and travel allowance. CHINESE FELLOWSHIPS FOR SCHOLARLY DEVELOPMENT will be available for Chinese scholars who are nominated by an American host scholar.


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