Sixty scholars from the U.S. were awarded the ACLS Fellowship, selected from a pool of nearly 1,200 applicants.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has awarded two of its highly competitive fellowships to humanities faculty members Karma Frierson and HH Kang. Both Frierson, an assistant professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies, and Kang, an assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, participated in the Center for the Humanities’ August 2022 Grant-Writing Information Session. Frierson additionally participated in the Proposal Workshop.
Sixty scholars from the U.S. were awarded the ACLS Fellowship, selected from a pool of nearly 1,200 applicants. Recipients receive up to 12 months of support for research and writing.
Frierson is the first-ever recipient of the newly established ACLS/Marwan M. and Ute Kraidy Centennial Fellowship in the Study of the Arab World and Latin America for her project “Yes, in Part: Expectations of Blackness in Multicultural Mexico.”
Kang won an ACLS Fellowship for his project “Artisanal Heart: The Vernacular Engineers of Early Modern Korea.” Learn more about the ACLS Fellowship Program.
Additionally, humanities center’s NEH Summer Stipend Internal Competition selection committee chose Frierson’s and Kang’s proposals for the NEH’s national competition (universities are required to nominate proposals for this limited competition), though those applications ultimately were not funded.
The humanities center will offer the Grant-Writing Information Session and Proposal Workshop again in August 2023. The grant-writing programming has been offered annually since 2014, supporting participants in their fellowship, grant and book proposals to external funders. Check this page for updates over the summer.