Welcome to the American Council of Learned Societies' Online Fellowship and Grant Administration system (OFA). Applicants must use the OFA system to complete and transmit all of the forms and documents required to apply for an ACLS-sponsored fellowship. (Applicants who have registered on the OFA system in past years must submit a new registration for the 2019-20 fellowship competition year.)
Before registering (filling out the form below), please be sure that you have read the program description(s) carefully and that you are eligible to apply. Ineligible applications will not be considered and will be discarded.

Application deadlines are firm and extensions will not be approved.

An individual may apply to as many programs as are suitable. However, not more than one ACLS or ACLS-joint award may normally be accepted in any one competition year.

Plese Note: Required items appear with an asterisk (*).

Account Information:
Applicant Information:
  • Please enter your email address below.
  • Choose a password of at least 8 characters. You will use your email and password to log into the system.
  • Choose a security question and provide an answer of at least 4 characters. This will be used if you contact ACLS with questions regarding your account or if you have lost your password.


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If you are unable to complete registration, contact ofahelp@acls.org.