American Council of Learned Societies: Liberal Arts Research Fellowships / Digital Justice Grants (multiple opportunities)
Deadline: December 15, 2023
Category: Liberal Arts; Digital Justice,
Over the past century, ACLS has supported individual scholars and scholarly teams around the world in their pursuit of research with the potential to advance knowledge in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Our current focus includes providing more pathways for those who have traditionally had less access to external research support and scholarly resources, including first-generation scholars, people from historically marginalized communities, and non-tenure track faculty. The ACLS is currently accepting applications for the following:
Fellowships for Research on the Liberal Arts
The AVDF/ACLS Fellows for Research on the Liberal Arts program will provide funding and data training for up to five scholarly projects that draw upon the newly available College and Beyond II (CBII) database. The CBII database includes more than one million student records, 50 million course enrollments, and alumni surveys for 2,800 respondents. The five AVDF/ACLS Fellows for Research on the Liberal Arts will each receive $45,000 toward their projects, participate in a two-day data training led by the research team at ICPSR, and convene for a subsequent symposium to share their findings with one another and invited journalists.
Digital Justice Grants are designed to promote and provide resources for newly formulated projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues.
Digital Justice Grants
ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants ($10K-$25K) and Development Grants ($50K-$100K) support projects that pursue any of the following activities:
Engage with the interests and histories of people of color and other historically marginalized communities, including (but not limited to) Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities; people with disabilities; and queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people.
Explore or experiment with new materials, methodologies, and research agendas by way of planning workshops, prototyping, and/or testing products.
Cultivate greater openness to new sources of knowledge and strategic approaches to content building and knowledge dissemination.
Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to these opportunities.