ACLS Accepting Applications for Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Program

The American Council of Learned Societies is accepting applications for its Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs.

The program is a two-part initiative designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. To that end, it offers an interrelated set of awards, including programming grants for universities and fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts.

Luce/ACLS RJIA Fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The ultimate goal of the research should be a significant piece of scholarly work by the applicant and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences.

ACLS will award up to six fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year, with tenure beginning between August and September 2018. The award carries a stipend of $55,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $3,000. Recipients who relocate to take up residency during the fellowship year at one of ACLS's three university partners are eligible to receive an additional $10,000 to defray the costs associated with the relocation, for a total maximum possible award of $68,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. as of the application deadline date; have a PhD that was conferred by the application deadline; and be able to attend and participate in two program-sponsored events.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the ACLS website.

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