Shakespeare Association of America


  • The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program. The two-year fellowships carry an annual stipend of $68,000, health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds for the fellow. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2015, and June 21, 2019, and must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 5, 2019. US citizenship or permanent resident status is required. The deadline is March 13, 2019, 9 pm EDT. Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS online application system. Please visit for complete position descriptions, eligibility criteria, and application information. For more information, click here.
  • The University Library at California State University, Sacramento in partnership with the Elios Charitable Foundation and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation  offers the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2018. Further information and instructions on how to apply are available here.

  • Birmingham City University in Partnership with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a full-time collaborative PhD studentship, focused on the international collections at the Trust, commencing September 2017. The closing date for applications is Sunday 9 July. Further information and instructions on how to apply are available here.

  • Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs is now open for applications. Click here for more detail.

  • American Council for Learned Societies Fellowships
    The 2016-17 ACLS competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at

  • Mellon Fellowships
    Information about Mellon-affiliated fellowships in the humanities can be found at:

  • Fulbright Fellowships
    Fulbright offers a variety of award opportunities in Theater, Film Studies, and Language and Literature around the world, as well as over 40 grant opportunities in the United Kingdom. For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines, and review criteria, please visit the Fulbright website. You may also wish to register for one of Fulbright’s webinars (schedule and archive available here), or join My Fulbright. My Fulbright is an online community and resource center for applicants interested in the Program.