ACLS Workshop for Faculty and Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 20, 12:30 PM, Zoom session


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The American Council of Learned Societies offers a range of fellowship and grant programs for humanities scholars in the United States and abroad. Last year, ACLS awarded over $26 million to nearly 400 scholars pursuing research in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, including the publicly engaged and digital humanities.

In this session, John Paul Christy, ACLS’s Senior Director of US Programs, will give an overview of ACLS’s funding, provide insight into the council’s peer review system, and offer tips for writing a successful funding application.

This workshop is open to graduate students and faculty in the humanities and social sciences at Case Western Reserve University and other Northeast Ohio colleges and universities.  Registration required.  Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

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John Paul Christy is Senior Director of U.S. Programs at ACLS, where he helps maintain and enhance the Council’s peer-review processes while also developing and implementing new fellowship and grant programs, with special focus on programs that highlight the public dimensions of humanities scholarship. As director, he frequently represents ACLS and its work to various stakeholders in the academic and philanthropic communities, and to the wider public. Before joining ACLS in 2012, Christy was a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, DC, where his portfolio included projects related to US public diplomacy, Internet anti-censorship programs, and the public humanities. He received his PhD in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania.