The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is proud to introduce the ACLS HBCU Faculty Fellowship and Grant Program. The new program will advance the scholarly contributions of humanities and interpretive social sciences faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), in recognition of their rich history in nurturing generations of scholars and accelerating vital social change despite chronic discrimination and underfunding.
In keeping with the goals ACLS has underscored in its Strategic Priorities, the ACLS HBCU Faculty Fellowship and Grant Program offers financial support, research development assistance, and networking opportunities to HBCU faculty while attending to the unique teaching and service commitments at their schools. The program is the result of extensive listening sessions and consultations with dozens of HBCU faculty and administrators. ACLS is grateful for their participation in this collaborative process, which directly informed the goals, design, and implementation of this program.
“Historically Black Colleges and Universities help ensure that our higher education system is accessible to and supportive of all learners represented in the United States,” said ACLS President Joy Connolly. “ACLS made its first award to an HBCU faculty member in 1932. The grant to Lorenzo Turner, a linguistics scholar and professor of English at...