Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars, USA

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Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships

ACLS invites applications for the twelfth annual competition for the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars, owing to the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The fellowships are named for Frederick Burkhardt, President Emeritus of ACLS, whose decades of work on The Correspondence of Charles Darwin constitute a signal example of dedication to a demanding and ambitious scholarly enterprise.

TheseĀ  Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences (1). The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

The Burkhardt program offers two sets of opportunities for recently tenured humanists. The first set of Burkhardt Fellowships support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the 13 participating residential research centers, and are open to faculty at any degree-granting academic institution in the United States. An additional set of Burkhardt Fellowships are designated specifically for liberal arts college faculty, and support an academic year of residence at a wider range of locations including campus humanities centers and university academic departments to be proposed by the applicant. ( Liberal arts college faculty may apply for either of the Burkhardt awards and should select the fellowship opportunity that will best serve their project. )

Amount: $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000

Eligibility for Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships

The Burkhardt Fellowship Program is open to recently tenured humanists-scholars who will have begun their first tenured contracts by the application deadline but began their first tenured contracts no earlier than the fall 2006 semester or quarter.

An applicant must be employed in a tenured position at a degree-granting academic institution in the United States, remaining so for the duration of the fellowship. US citizenship or permanent residency is not required, and previous supported research leaves do not affect eligibility for the Burkhardt Fellowship.

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship Application

  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system ( ofa.acls.org ) no later than 9:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, 27th September, 2017.
  • Notifications will be sent by late February 2018.