The Forum is Selected as a Host Organization for the ACLS Public Fellows Program

The Forum on Education Abroad is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2015, the Public Fellows Program will place up to 22 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.

Other organizations selected to host fellows in 2015 include the American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Clinton Global Initiative, the National Audubon Society, Public Radio International, and the Smithsonian Institution. Forum President and CEO Brian Whalen said, “We are very pleased to be hosting our second ACLS Public Fellow in order to advance the mission and goals of The Forum on Education Abroad and help to expand professional opportunities for Ph.D.s in the humanities.”

The Public Fellow hosted by The Forum will serve as Assistant Director for Digital Resources, and will manage a number of the digital resources that The Forum provides to its institutional members and the education abroad field at large. Under the supervision of the President/CEO, and working together with other Forum staff, the Assistant Director will have primary responsibility for managing The Forum-New York Times in Education Digital Resource Center; will assist in the management of The Forum Standards Toolbox, an authoritative online resource that contains hundreds of examples of education abroad best practices; and will manage the publication of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, an open access, online journal.

The application deadline is March 17, 2015 (6 p.m. EDT). For more information, including the full position description, please visit

ACLS Public Fellows is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Please direct all inquiries about the fellowship program to ACLS.