Applicants for the Holden Diversity Fellowship must have at least five years of professional experience in editing, and must be an ACES member in good standing. 

Preference will be given to editors who lack employer support for career training. Applicants will be asked to submit a preliminary action plan and proposed budget. They may select established training programs on their own or choose from a menu of possibilities suggested by the Holden Fellowship committee. 

Awarding of the Holden Diversity Fellowship is no guarantee of admission to any program. Applicants are responsible for pursuing such opportunities and providing proof of acceptance. Funds will be dispersed on an approved schedule based on successful applicants’ registration, tuition, travel, and other financial obligations. Holden Fellows will have up to 18 months in which to use their awarded funds.

Richard S. Holden Diversity Fellowship