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Fellowships

The Academy sponsors four fellowship programs: the Visiting Scholars Program for the humanities and social sciences, the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy, a Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, the Arts, and American Institutions, and a Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship.

Visiting Scholars Program

The Board of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has approved a set of changes to the Visiting Scholars Program. The most significant of these changes are that the fellowship will be a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, with four awards made each year, and that a mentorship program will pair each Visiting Scholar with an Academy Fellow who is an expert in a similar field of study. In order to focus the program on scholars at the postdoctoral level, the Visiting Scholar fellowships for junior faculty will be discontinued.

Given these changes, the Visiting Scholars Program will take a one-year hiatus for the 2017–2018 cycle to allow the current Visiting Scholars to complete their fellowships under the current model. We will not be accepting applications in the Fall of 2016. We will accept applications for the next cycle starting in the Fall of 2017.

Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy

The Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration.

Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, Arts, and American Institutions

As part of the Initiative for the Humanities, Arts and American Institutions, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the establishment of a Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, Arts and American Institutions, for an early-career professional with experience or training in higher education who is interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Fellow will work with senior scholars and policy experts on critical national and international issues related to humanistic and social scientific research, the strength of artistic and cultural institutions, and the role of American institutions in a well-functioning democracy.

Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship

In an effort to promote public outreach and innovative ideas put forward by members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship provides an opportunity to develop expertise on a broad range of policy issues for an early-career academic professional who is interested in pursuing a career in public policy and administration. The Fellow will work directly with the President of the American Academy to expand and promote public outreach, innovation, and new policy projects.