Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships for Scholars

Funding Agency:
American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS invites applications for fellowships offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs, made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. The program is designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs by offering fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts. More information is available on the program's overview page.

These fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who are pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts and who 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. Please note that this program not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

Luce/ACLS fellowships are portable and are tenable at any US-based college or university. All fellows are required to participate in two program-sponsored symposia during the academic year. In addition to these required symposia, fellows may elect to participate in workshops, trainings, and/or conferences at universities, research centers, and media organizations that encourage connections between journalism and the academy; see the FAQ for more information.

ACLS will award up to six fellowships for the 2020-21 academic year with tenure beginning between August and September 2020. The award carries a stipend of $55,000, plus $5,000 to support short-term opportunities to participate in workshops, trainings, and/or conferences at institutions, research centers, and media organizations that bridge journalism and the academy, as well as funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $3,000.

Deadline: Oct. 23, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be a US citizen or permanent resident as of the application deadline date
  • have a PhD degree that was conferred by the application deadline. (An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the PhD in publications and professional experience may also qualify.)
  • be able to attend and participate in two program-sponsored events, a workshop in Fall 2019 (date and location TBA) and a symposium in Spring 2020 (date and location TBA)

Amount

$63,000

Amount Description

  • Stipend: $55,000, plus up to $5,000 to support participation in workshops, trainings, and/or conferences at universities, research centers, and media organizations that encourage connections between journalism and the academy, as well as up to $3,000 for research costs and related scholarly activities

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Grad/Prof Students

Category

Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

October 23, 2019