ACLS Invites Application for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Art History

The American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for its Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

The postdoctoral fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early-career scholars on a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. 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.

Through the program, ACLS will award ten fellowships, each with a salary-replacement stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. The fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the work proposed. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.

The period of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2019-20 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing.

To be eligible, applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016. Applicants who earned their PhDs in and/or are currently employed in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history and contributes to the field. Scholars may propose new approaches to art historical scholarship and/or explore connections between art history and other humanistic disciplines.

See the ACLS website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


Deadline: October 24, 2018