The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars Programme

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fellowship programme.

About the Programme and the Eligibility Criteria
The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars Programme is conducted by the
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with a number of partnering residential research
centres both in the United States and Europe, including the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS). The
programme supports long-term, exceptionally ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences.
The ultimate goal of the project should be a major scholarly work by the applicant.

The Burkhardt Fellowship Programme is open to recently tenured humanist scholars who will have begun their
first tenured contracts by the application deadline but no earlier than within the specified time limit (usually
approximately four years before the time of application). An applicant must hold a tenured position at a degree-
granting institution in the United States, remaining so for the duration of the fellowship. U.S. citizenship or
permanent residency is not required.

The fellowships are for one academic year (nine months) of residence at one of the research centres participating
in the programme. Since 2012 SCAS has been included on the list of centres eligible for Burkhardt residencies.

ACLS awards up to ten Burkhardt Fellowships annually. A fellowship can be taken up in each of the three
academic years following the competition.

Each fellowship carries a stipend of $95,000.

Application and Deadline
The application deadline for the 2019-20 competition has passed.
Applications must be submitted online. Please see for complete
information about this fellowship programme and the application process.