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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Graduate Fellowship

Fellowship Details

  • Award: $40,000 stipend for the fellowship year, plus up to $8,000 for project-related research, training, development, and travel costs. The award also includes a $2,000 stipend for external mentorship.
  • Tenure: one year beginning summer 2023.
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship administration system ( no later than 9 pm EDT, November 2, 2022.
  • Notifications will be sent via email in late March 2023.



  • Be a PhD student in a humanities or social science department in the United States.
  • Be able to take up a full year (9-12 months) of sustained specialized research and training, released from normal coursework, assistantships, and teaching responsibilities.
  • Have completed at least two years and all required coursework in the PhD programs in which they are currently enrolled by the start of the fellowship term.
  • As of September 2023 require at least two years remaining with their programs to complete the PhD degree.
    have not previously applied for this fellowship more than once.

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Last Updated: 3/17/23