The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program provides support for high-caliber scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. The anticipated result of each fellowship is the publication of a book or major study. Topics of the winning proposals focus on a wide range of complex political, economic, technological, humanistic, and sociological matters. Among them: ethics pertaining to fertility treatments; moral dilemmas for workers such as prison guards and military drone operators; the disproportionate number of black women in U.S. prisons; college choices among students in rural America; countering misinformation in news coverage; public attitudes toward climate change; assumptions about nuclear deterrence and strategic stability; immigration and xenophobia; disaster recovery in Puerto Rico; and controlling infectious diseases.
Building on a century-old, philanthropic tradition of investing in creative scholarly research, Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced the 2018 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. As part of the so-called “brainy award,” 31 extraordinary scholars and writers will each receive up to $200,000, making it possible for them to devote their time to significant research, writing, and publishing in the humanities and social sciences.