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ACLS Residency Fellowships

The Institute serves as a stimulating residency site for ACLS Fellows who seek a dynamic intellectual community, interdisciplinary dialogue, contact with campus faculty and programs related to their fields and interests, excellent library resources and a lively medium-sized city culture. The Institute is a member organization of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), which in 2011 re-launched a partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) that provides opportunities for ACLS Fellows to spend all or part of their fellowship terms at selected CHCI member organizations.

Eligibility to participate in the program is limited to ACLS fellowship recipients in the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships, the Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients (RDR) Fellowships, and the ACLS Fellowships programs. ACLS Resident Fellows can be in residence at the Institute for Research in the Humanities for a semester term, the academic year, and/or the summer. Applications can be made at any point in the year.

The Institute guarantees ACLS Resident Fellows office space, a desktop computer (if desired), internet/network access, full library access, access to all campus facilities, some staff support, and $1,000 for research expenses. Although the Institute is not responsible for housing, advice on locating suitable housing is available. ACLS Resident Fellows are expected to participate in the weekly Monday seminars and will be invited to make a seminar presentation. Involvement in the many formal and informal activities of the Institute and the Center for the Humanities is encouraged, as time and interest warrant.

CHCI invites eligible ACLS Fellows interested in a residency fellowship to review the list of participating host sites and then contact host sites directly. ACLS Fellows and the host institution negotiate their own arrangements tailored to the needs, interests, and capabilities of both parties.

ACLS Fellows interested in a residency at the Institute for Research in the Humanities should contact the Director for information and submit the application form, along with a CV, and a copy of the ACLS proposal.

Ullrich Langer, Director (director@irh.wisc.edu); 608-262-8151