The ACLS is a private federation of 71 national scholarly organizations dedicated to the advancement of humanistic scholarship in all fields of learning. The SSRC is an international association devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. Jointly they offer postdoctoral fellowships to encourage humanities research in international and area studies. Special funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the ACLS has been set aside for up to ten ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellows, to be designated among the successful applicants to the central ACLS Fellowships competition. Scholars who have a Ph.D. or equivalent conferred at least two years before the application deadline, may apply for six- to twelve-month fellowships to pursue research and writing on the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) no later than 9 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, October 2, 2012. OFA is accessible at http://ofa.acls.org/ .