Each of the thirty-one fellows will receive grants of up to $200,000 to help underwrite the costs of a research and writing project in the social sciences and humanities leading to the publication of a book or study. Chosen from among two hundred and seventy applicants nominated for consideration, the winning scholars and independent researchers submitted proposals that address a range of issues, including ethics pertaining to fertility treatments, moral dilemmas for workers such as prison guards and military drone operators, the disproportionate number of African-American women in U.S. prisons, disaster recovery in Puerto Rico, and immigration and xenophobia.
"We were reassured by the immense talent and breadth of experience reflected in the proposals from this year's nominees for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program," said Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. "Since its founding in 1911, the corporation has provided strong support to individual scholars, as well as a wide variety of institutions, causes, and organizations. The response to the fellows program gives me great hope for the future of the study of the humanities and the social sciences as a way for this country to learn from the past, understand the present, and devise paths to progress and peace."
For a complete list of this year's Carnegie Fellows, see the Carnegie Corporation of New York website.