Carnegie Corporation Names Inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellows

The has announced the first fellowships awarded through a new program designed to provide support for scholars in the social sciences and humanities.

Each of the thirty-two Andrew Carnegie 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 for a fellowship through 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 three hundred submitted, the winning proposals address a range of issues, from policing and race, to big data and privacy, to how voter attitudes are formed and shaped.

"It is my hope that the work of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows will help inform the American public as well as policy makers," said Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian. "What distinguishes this initiative is, above all, its extraordinary jury. The selection committee includes the heads of some of the nation's preeminent institutions dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, including five current and former university presidents. In addition, each proposal was reviewed and rated by at least one of the twenty-five prominent scholars, educators, and intellectuals who served as anonymous evaluators."

To see the complete list of this year's , visit the Carnegie Corporation website.

"." Carnegie Corporation of New York Press Release 04/22/2015.