Carnegie Corporation of New York Names 32 Winners of Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Carnegie Corporation of New York Names 32 Winners of Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

NEW YORK, NY, April 23, 2019­––The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program marked its fifth year with the announcement of the 2019 class of fellows, comprised of 32 scholars. Each recipient of the so-called “Brainy Award” will receive a grant of up to $200,000, making it possible for them to devote significant time to research, writing, and publishing in the humanities and social sciences — work that will benefit all of us.

The program is the most generous initiative of its kind, providing $32 million in grants to more than 160 fellows since 2015. Its overall objective is to offer fresh perspectives on the humanities and solutions to the urgent issues of today.

Among the project topics: how targeted ads interfere with elections; the vulnerabilities caused by human interaction with security and privacy tools; the application of Confucian ethics to the moral problems caused by robots; examining cultural identity and the natural world through the history of the bald eagle; understanding declines in social mobility through large-scale data analyses; the impact of the excessive punishment of black women and girls on our democracy; how universities respond to sexual violence; the development of water insecurity in households; and the lasting environmental impact of the Vietnam War.

“Andrew Carnegie believed in education and understood its influence on the progress of society and mankind. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is an integral part of carrying out the mission he set for our organization,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York and president emeritus of Brown University. “Over the past five years, we at Carnegie have been very impressed by the quality, range, and reach of our fellows’ work. This year is no exception. We salute this year’s class and all of the applicants for demonstrating the vitality of American higher education and scholarship...


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