AAC&U Selected as Host Organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 12:15

AAC&U is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2017, the Public Fellows Program will place up to twenty-two 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. 

AAC&U’s Public Fellow will serve as assistant director in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, joining AAC&U’s work with the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise.  AAC&U is one of 120 organizations partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s TRHT enterprise. The goal of TRHT is to jettison the belief in the hierarchy of human value and to engage communities in transforming America’s racial narrative. To learn more, please visit

The application deadline for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program is March 22, 2017 (8 p.m. EDT). For more information, please visit

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please direct all inquiries about the fellowship program to ACLS.