The American Council of Learned Societies has named Karin Roffman among the 2017 ACLS Fellows. As reported by the ACLS:
This competition saw the program grow to support more scholars than ever before and to provide a higher level of funding for awardees. The set of 71 fellows was selected through ACLS’s rigorous, multi-stage peer-review process from a pool of nearly 1,200 applicants—one of the largest in the history of the program. ACLS also raised the stipend level for awardees at the ranks (or rank equivalents) of assistant and associate professor to $40,000 and $50,000, respectively. The stipend for scholars at the full professor level is $70,000. The fellowships support scholars for six to twelve months of full-time research and writing.
“The 2017 ACLS Fellows represent more than 50 colleges and universities and an array of humanities disciplines and methodologies,” said Matthew Goldfeder, ACLS’s director of fellowship programs. “The awardees were selected for their potential to bring new understandings of the human experience and creativity, from antiquity to the present, in contexts across the globe. We are grateful to be able to support the intellectual vitality and rigor of humanistic inquiry at this challenging moment.”
The ACLS Fellowship program, the longest-running of our current fellowship and grant programs, is funded by ACLS’s endowment, which has received contributions from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council’s Research University Consortium and college and university Associates, past fellows, and individual friends of ACLS.
ACLS Fellows and project titles are listed below; for more information about the recipients and their projects, click here.