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Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

Posted: 1/14/2019 (Employment)

Today, we launched the ninth annual competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. In 2019, the program will place up to 21 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at the nonprofits and government agencies listed below. Public Fellows will participate in the core work of these partner organizations and will have access to professional and peer mentoring. The fellowship carries a stipend of $68,000 per year, as well as health insurance, a relocation stipend, and $3,000 toward professional development activities. The program is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The 2019 hosting organizations and positions are:

  • Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA) – Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager
  • American Public Media (St. Paul, MN) – Senior Research Analyst
  • Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY) – Communications Project Manager
  • Chicago Humanities Festival (Chicago, IL) – Program Manager
  • Citizens Committee for the Children of New York (New York, NY) – Policy & Budget Analyst
  • Committee to Protect Journalists (New York, NY) – Research Manager
  • Community Change (Washington, DC) – Policy Advisor
  • Data & Society Research Institute (New York, NY) – Editor
  • The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC) – Program Officer
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT) – Grants Manager
  • Library of America (New York, NY) – Outreach Programs Manager
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, CO) – Legislative Policy Specialist
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition (Washington, DC) – Research Analyst
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC) – Campaign Advocate, Latin America Project
  • PEN America (New York, NY) – Festival Programs Manager
  • Public Books (New York, NY) – Associate Editor
  • Rare (Arlington, VA) – Community Engagement Manager
  • Reinvestment Fund (Philadelphia, PA) – Policy Analyst
  • San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA) – Community Impact Analyst
  • Seattle Office for Civil Rights (Seattle, WA) – Senior Researcher
  • World Justice Project (Washington, DC) – Program Manager

Read more about the positions at This year’s deadline is 9 pm EDT on March 13, 2019. Please spread the word to members of your network who may be interested in joining the ranks of Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows!


John Paul

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Deadline: 03/13/2019

Location: American Council of Learned Societies