Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship
Application Deadline September 29
ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Thanks to the generous assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the availability of a small number of Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; classics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology; religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; science, technology, and medicine studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies. Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political theory). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group. 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.
Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the national residential research centers participating in the program, including Villa I Tatti, Florence. Such an environment, beyond providing free time, encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ACLS will award up to 9 Burkhardt Fellowships, depending on the availability of funds, in this competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000. For further information, please visit the ACLS website.
Applicants for the Burkhardt Fellowship who are interested in using it at the Harvard Center in Florence should apply simultaneously both to the ACLS and to the regular I Tatti fellowship competition.
Please note that while the ACLS allows Burkhardt nominees to take up their fellowship in any one of the next three academic years, I Tatti only considers applications from Burkhardt candidates who would assume their residential fellowship in the year immediatly following their application.