New York, NY (March 16, 2021)—The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for a Leading Edge Fellowship, which demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society. Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations committed to promoting social justice in their communities.
In Fall 2021, the program will place up to 41 recent PhDs to work on projects at partnering organizations, including CLMP. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $60,000, as well as health insurance and professional development funding. Fellows lead substantive projects that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. This initiative is made possible through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The application deadline is May 6, 2021 (9 PM EDT). For more information and to apply, visit https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Leading-Edge-Fellowships.
ACLS is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations. As the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, ACLS holds a core belief that knowledge is a public good. As such, ACLS strives to promote the circulation of humanistic knowledge throughout society. In addition to stewarding and representing its member organizations, ACLS employs its $140 million endowment and $35 million annual operating budget to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and to advocate for the centrality of the humanities in the modern world.
CLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping mission-driven independent literary magazines and presses thrive. The 50-year-old nonprofit provides its 670 member-publishers with funding and technical assistance; facilitates peer-to-peer learning and group action; serves as a dependable, essential hub for best practices, resources, and nurturing community support; and builds bridges to connect publishers with other groups of literary stakeholders, including readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators, presenting organizations, and funders.