Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships: Examining a Century of Foundation Funding of Individuals

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York; 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036
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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.


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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 ($150 fee)

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