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UIC Limited Competition


ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship

Limited competition (up to four from UIC)

The American Council of Learned Societies has announced the second competition of the Emerging Voices Fellowship. The program allows recent PhDs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to take up one-year positions at select institutions in ACLS’s Research University Consortium for the 2021-22 academic year. At a time of economic downturn and uncertainty in academe, the fellowships provide support for a vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come.

Emerging Voices Fellowships provide a $60,000 stipend plus benefits, $5,000 in research / professional development funding, childcare or elder care costs, as well as access to ACLS professional development resources. Up to 45 fellowships will be available for a fall semester 2021 start date. Given the uncertainty of travel and campus plans, we anticipate that work will be remote for the academic year 2021-2022.

Emerging Voices Fellows will join a robust community of practice in the publicly engaged humanities and will have the opportunity to draw on networks of related ACLS programs, including alumni of the Mellon/ACLS Leading Edge Fellows and Scholars and Society Fellows. The diverse experience of the ACLS community is a shared resource that fellows are encouraged to draw on during and after their fellowship terms.

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) asks universities to nominate up to four nominees for the Emerging Voices Fellowship. Since the eligible programs fall under two disciplinary colleges, the Graduate College is running a limited competition to determine the formal nominations. Our ad-hoc review panel will consist of faculty from LAS and CADA. ACLS language has been edited for concision and clarity, e.g., adding UIC-specific language.

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DEADLINE: April 8, 2021 (4 p.m. CDT)