ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships

June 5, 2013
By Christopher Tassava

ACLS invites applications for the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships, which support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. 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. Ryskamp Fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research (nine months), plus an additional summer's research (two months) if justified. Fellows have three years from July 1, 2014 to use the fellowship funds, and considerable flexibility in structuring their research time: the nine-month period may be taken as one continuous leave, or divided into two single-semester leaves; the two months of summer research may be taken before, after, or between the semesters of the year's leave.

Fellowship Details

  • Amount: $64,000, plus $2,500 for research and travel, and the possibility of an additional summer's support
  • Tenure: one academic year, plus one summer if justified by a persuasive case
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system ( on Thursday, September 26, 2013 by no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Notifications will be sent in mid-February 2014.