Call for Applications: ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has issued a call for nominations for its newly-created Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellowship intended to support recent humanities PhDs during these uncertain times. Full information on the fellowship, including eligibility and application requirements, can be found on the ACLS website.

The UW-Madison Center for the Humanities welcomes you to share this call for nominations with eligible current and recently-former graduate students from UW-Madison. (Recent students will have received a PhD from UW-Madison between January 1, 2018 and August 15, 2021.)

To apply, eligible students should submit the following materials to UW-Madison department chairs, who shall forward a ranked list of nominees to Megan Massino (, Associate Director of the Center, by close of business on Tuesday, March 30:

·    CV

·    Dissertation abstract

·    Detailed cover letter (maximum two pages)

The UW-Madison selection committee will be composed of humanities faculty members and administrators.

Fellowship Details:

·    Stipend: $60,000 plus health insurance and $5,000 in research/professional development funding

·    Tenure: One-year positions at select institutions in ACLS’s Research University Consortium beginning in August/September 2021

·    Eligibility: Applicants must be selected as one of the four candidates nominated by the U.S. institutions where they received their PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. The PhD degree must be completed between January 1, 2018 and August 15, 2021 (including defense and filing) and conferred by October 1, 2021.

For more information about the ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship or the application process, please see these FAQs from ACLS or contact Megan Massino at