The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the 2013-14 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship competition. This year, 64 fellowships were awarded to advanced graduate students pursuing promising and ambitious PhD research from 32 universities and more than a dozen humanistic disciplines. Fellows were selected from a highly competitive pool of nearly 1,000 applicants through a rigorous, multi-stage peer-review process.
“This fellowship program intervenes at a critical juncture in a scholar’s professional development,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “It aims to support fellows in the final year of dissertation writing as they improve the project that will form the basis of their early postdoctoral research agenda and publications.”
ACLS is pleased to announce an increase this year in the fellowship stipend to $30,000, plus additional funds for research support and university fees, helping to ensure that fellows are able to focus on completing the dissertation. The program also hosts an intensive job market seminar to better equip fellows to embark on their postgraduate careers. Now in its eighth year, the program is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
SAH Member Michael Patrick McCulloch, Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor was awarded a fellowship for Building the Working City: Designs on Home and Life in Boomtown Detroit, 1914-1929. Prior to working on his Ph.D, Mr. McCulloch was a practicing architect.
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