Each of the thirty-three fellows will receive grants of up to $200,000, enabling them to devote up to two years to research and writing, leading to the publication of a book or study. Scholars and independent researchers applying to the program were asked to submit proposals on the theme of "Current and Future Challenges to U.S. Democracy and International Order." Chosen from among the two hundred applicants who were nominated for consideration, the winning researchers submitted proposals addressing a range of issues, from firearms and justifiable homicide, to economic and demographic shifts in rural America, to the abolition of prisons, to the resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers.
"Our founder, Andrew Carnegie, charged Carnegie Corporation with the task of creating, advancing, and diffusing knowledge in order to enlighten American society and strengthen our democracy," said Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian. "While there are many excellent fellowship and scholarly opportunities in our nation, what distinguishes the Carnegie Fellows is the broad range of their scholarship, as well as the program's thorough selection process. The nominators, evaluators, and jurors, all of whom are prominent scholars and academic leaders, gave their time and dedication to support this initiative and these exceptional fellows."
To see a complete list of this year's Andrew Carnegie Fellows, visit the Carnegie Corporation website.