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CHCI Selected as Host Organization for American Council of Learned Society's Public Fellows Program

The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a host organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The fellow will be an integral part of CHCI’s new phase of international programming by drawing upon and expanding CHCI’s portfolio of projects in multiple world regions. This includes the new Mellon-funded Global Humanities Institutes, the Africa Humanities Workshops, and the CHCI-Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Summer Institutes in Chinese Studies and Global Humanities. The fellow will start work in our Madison offices on September 4, 2018.

The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program is a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2018, the Public Fellows program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will receive professional mentoring, an annual stipend of $67,500, and health insurance.

All inquiries and applications are handled through the ACLS. You can learn more about the program by visiting The application portal opens on January 10 and closes on March 14, 2018, at 9pm EDT.

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies and is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.