New Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Vera Institute

Type of Educational Opportunity: 
Fellowship
Source: 
American Council of Learned Societies
Amount: 
65 000
Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Eligibility: 
Applicants must: possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between January 2010 and the application deadline and not have applied to any other ACLS fellowship programs in the 2012-2013 competition year, including the New Faculty Fellows program.
Description: 

ACLS invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.

This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the reach of doctoral education in the U.S. by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. Now in its third year, this innovative initiative allows talented humanities Ph.D.s to gain valuable, career-launching experience in areas such as arts management, development, communications, public administration, and digital media.

ACLS seeks applications from Ph.D.s who have received their degrees in the last three years and who aspire to careers in nonprofit administration and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

 

Contact or More Information: 
Direct all inquiries and applications for the Public Fellows program to ACLS at the following link: http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/. For questions about Vera, please contact Evan Elkin, director of Vera’s Department of Planning and Government Innovation, at eelkin@vera.org.

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