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Dr. Timothy J. Smith

Dr. Timothy J. Smith has been appointed to the national selection committee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program. The Mellon/ACLS fellowship supports one year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports the program, which annually receives over 1,000 applications for 65 awards.

ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 74 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to their work. Other activities include support for scholarly conferences, reference works, and scholarly communication innovations.  ACLS continues to be the leading private institution supporting scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines. Fellowship programs are at the core of ACLS’s work and this year they awarded more than $20 million in research support to nearly 350 scholars.