Public Fellowships for PhDs in the Humanities

Posted by American Council of Learned Societies on February 2, 2015

ACLS has opened the fifth annual Public Fellows competition. In 2015, the program will place 22 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at partnering nonprofits and government agencies, where the fellows will participate in the core work of these organizations while benefitting from professional mentoring and career development opportunities. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance and additional funds toward professional development.

The 2015 hosting organizations and positions are:

  • American Alliance of Museums – Museum Futurist
  • American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative – Program Analyst, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • American Civil Liberties Union – Policy Research Manager
  • Ashoka – Innovation Manager
  • Bay Area Video Coalition – Program Impact Analyst, Independent Media
  • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh – Program Manager, Nexus Projects
  • Center for Law & Social Policy – Policy Analyst, Job Quality
  • Central Park Conservancy – Strategic Outreach Manager
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs – Fellow, Global Cities
  • Clinton Global Initiative – Partnerships Manager, CGI University
  • Forum on Education Abroad – Assistant Director, Digital Resources
  • Harmony Institute – Partnerships and Engagement Manager
  • Los Angeles County Arts Commission – Research Analyst
  • National Audubon Society – Conservation Program Analyst
  • National Immigration Law Center – Content and Research Manager
  • PolicyLink – Policy Analyst, Equitable Economic Growth
  • Public Books – Digital Strategist
  • Public Radio International – Senior Manager, Audience Development
  • Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Enterprises – Business Development Associate
  • Tenement Museum – Development Communications Manager
  • Vienna Museum – Education Specialist
  • World Monuments Fund – Development Manager

Applicants must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2015. More information about the organizations and positions is available at The application deadline is 6pm EDT on March 17, and all applications must be submitted via ACLS’s Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) at

Additional information can be found at the following link: PublicFellowsComp2015

Questions about the program may be addressed to

More in "Miscellaneous"

Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.