American Council of Learned Societies
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), founded in 1919, is a private non-profit federation of 68 national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its Constitution, is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies." As the pre-eminent representative of humanities scholarship in the U.S., the ACLS carries out its mission in a variety of programs, in many parts of the world, and across many fields of learning. Awarding peer-reviewed scholarly fellowships is at the core of ACLS activity. Information on the ACLS is available at www.acls.org.