Andrew Carnegie Fellows 2015

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Carnegie Corporation of New York has named 31 Andrew Carnegie Fellows as the inaugural class of a major annual fellowship program that will provide support for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. The Fellows will receive awards of up to $200,000 each, which will enable them to take sabbaticals in order to devote time to their research and writing.

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows are an exceptional group of established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors whose work distills knowledge, enriches our culture, and equips leaders in the realms of science, law, business, public policy, and the arts. Their proposals address issues including policing and race, big data and privacy, the impact of an aging population, the safety of generic drugs, and how attitudes are formed among voters.

Susan Hockfield, MIT President Emerita, who chaired the selection jury, said, “What impressed me most was the quality of the proposals—they seek to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our times with innovative and forward-looking ideas from a wide range of high-caliber candidates. Solutions to the complex issues of today and tomorrow will not emerge simply through technology and science, but require humanistic and social science scholarship to use lessons of the past to devise paths to future peace and progress.” 

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2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows:

Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University

Larry M. Bartels, Vanderbilt University

Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University

David E. Bloom, Harvard University

Kevin Gerard Boyle, Northwestern University

Fotini Christia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John D. Ciorciari, University of Michigan

Gregory T. Cushman, University of Kansas

Katherine Eban, Journalist

Caleb Everett, University of Miami

Masha Gessen, Journalist

Mala Htun, University of New Mexico

Valerie M. Hudson, Texas A&M University

Maria Ivanova, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Keir A. Lieber, Georgetown University

Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan

Sarah Mathew, Arizona State University

Ian Morris, Stanford University

Leith Mullings, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Laurence Ralph, Harvard University

Louise I. Shelley, George Mason University

Timothy David Snyder, Yale University

Thomas J. Sugrue, New York University

Patricia L. Sullivan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Philip E. Tetlock, University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth F. Thompson, University of Virginia

Daniel J. Tichenor, University of Oregon

Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lynn Vavreck, University of California, Los Angeles

Max Weiss, Princeton University

Elizabeth J. Wilson, University of Minnesota

Selection Jury:

Chair: Susan Hockfield, President Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences

Jared Cohon, President Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

Mary Sue Coleman, President Emerita, University of Michigan

John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study

Jonathan Fanton, President, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; president emeritus, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania

Ira Katznelson, President, Social Science Research Council

Earl Lewis, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Don Randel, chair of the board, American Academy of Arts & Sciences and President Emeritus, The University of Chicago and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Robert Silvers, Editor, The New York Review of Books

Pauline Yu, President, American Council of Learned Societies

Rapporteur: Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

More Resources:

Read more about the 2015 Fellows in our media release

New $200,00 Carnegie Fellowships to Aid Researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences, The New York Times

Carnegie Corporation Makes a $6-Million Statement of Faith in the Humanities,Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)

Carnegie Mellon Professor Acquisti Awarded Fellowship from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Virtual Strategy Magazine