For over a hundred years, foundations have embraced giving to individuals via fellowships, scholarships, and exchanges. Funders have long recognized the value this type of giving brings: to connect individuals and their ideas across national, institutional, and discipline boundaries; to build fields of knowledge; and to help people access greater opportunity. Until recently, however, there have been few published studies examining the impact of this long history of support for individuals.
A new book, Global Exchanges: Scholarships and Transnational Circulations in the Contemporary World (19-21st Centuries), undertakes exactly this kind of analysis. Join us for a roundtable discussion at the U.S. launch of this distinctive book. The book’s editors will share their insights into the historical effectiveness of funding individuals and the issues that such support continues to raise. The Roundtable will be followed by a reception so the discussion can continue informally.
- Key lessons gleaned from this archivally grounded study of fellowships and exchanges.
- Ongoing opportunities and challenges in supporting fellowships, scholarships and exchanges as grantmaking strategies for foundations, both large and small.
- Priorities for additional research on grants to individuals.
- Giles Scott-Smith, Professor of Diplomatic History, Leiden University
- Ludovic Tournès, Professor of International History, Department of General History/Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva
- Jacqueline Jones (Moderator), President and Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Child Development
All interested funders.
2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM Program
Reception to follow program
Registration is required by January 29.
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Non-Member Funders: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ($150 fee)