The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations, dedicated to the advancement of all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences. The longest running program in the organization’s portfolio, the ACLS Fellowship program supports outstanding scholarship with the potential to make significant contributions to knowledge within and across fields. Fellowships provide salary replacement for scholars who are embarking on six to twelve months of full-time research and writing. Continue reading
Researcher Finishes Book with Funding from Writing Fellowships
“Tell me about your research,” he asked, “and how I can help.”
At the time, Ritchey, associate professor of history, was trying to finish writing a book exploring gender and medical epistemology in the Middle Ages, and Rutenberg suggested that she apply for writing fellowships.
“Alan helped me identify the fellowships for which I was qualified,” said Ritchey. “He also assembled a panel of readers, faculty members from UT who had previously won these fellowships, who were able to read my application and offer suggestions and feedback.” Continue reading
ORE Offers Training Related to Upcoming Fellowship Opportunities
Two prestigious fellowship programs in the humanities and social sciences are accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. UT faculty are encouraged to apply to the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship programs.
In support of faculty who are interested in applying, the Office of Research and Engagement is offering workshops specifically geared toward these opportunities.
Recognitions, April 21
- Accomplished faculty, staff, and students were honored Wednesday evening at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, the university’s largest recognition event of the year. See a full list of 2017 awardees here.
- Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
- Sergey Gavrilets, distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Mathematics, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Wardell Milan, a New York City-based visual artist, will be recognized for his accomplishments as part of UT’s African American Trailblazer Series on Tuesday, April 25.
History Professor Earns ACLS Fellowship for Project
Charles Sanft, associate professor of history, has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
This year, 71 ACLS fellowships were awarded to faculty to support research in the humanities and humanistic and social sciences. The winners were selected from a pool of nearly 1,200 applicants—one of the largest in the history of the program.