Liberman: Announcing the 2018 Mellon ACLS Public Fellows

Mellon/ ACLS Public Fellows Program

2018 Fellowship Competition


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the eigth annual competition of the Mellon/ ACLS Public Fellows Program. This initiative places humanities PhDs in substantive roles in diverse nonprofit and government organizations, demonstrating that the knowledge and capacities developed in the course of earning a doctoral degree in the humanities have wide application beyond the academy. The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $67,500 heath insurance coverage for the fellow, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds. 


In 2018, ACLS will place up to 25 PhDs as Public Fellows in the following organizations and roles:

  • Center for Popular Democracy | Brooklyn, NY | Strategic Research Associate
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation | Philadelphia, PA | Digital Engagement Manager
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Chicago, IL | Research Associate, Global Cities
  • Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes | Madison, WI | Global Programs Manager
  • Council of Independent Colleges | Washington, DC | Development Officer
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center | Chicago, IL | Senior Research Analyst, Transportation Innovation
  • Innocence Project | New York, NY | Content Strategist
  • Lapham's Quarterly | New York, NY | Digital Producer
  • Los Angeles County Arts Commission | Los Angeles, CA | Cross Sector Analyst
  • Lost Angeles Review of Books | Los Angeles, CA | Associate Executive Editor and Assistant Director, LARB Books
  • MinnPost | Minneapolis, MN | Audience Development and Engagement Manager
  • The Moth | New York, NY | Impact and Evaluation Officer
  • National Immigration Law Center | Washington, DC | Research Program Manager
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation | Washington, DC | Manager of Curatorial Innovation
  • Participatory Budgeting Project | Brooklyn, NY | Participation Design Strategist
  • PolicyLink | Oakland, CA | Associate, Equitable Economy Research
  • Public Radio International | Minneapolis, MN | Associate Editor, Global Nation
  • Race Forward | Oakland, CA or New York, NY | Narrative Impact Analyst
  • Rockefeller Archive Center | Sleepy Hallow, NY | Outreach Program Manager
  • Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative | Washington, DC | Program Manager for Cultural Disaster Analysis
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations | Washington, DC | Global Science Officer
  • Social Science Research Council | Brooklyn, NY | Program Officer, Media and Democracy Project
  • Stockholm Environment Institute - US Center | Seattle, WA | Climate Policy Associate
  • United Negro College Fund | Washington, DC | Policy Analyst
  • United Neighborhood Houses | New York, NY | Policy Analyst


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