Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Funding Agency:
Carnegie Corporation of New York

The purpose of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is to support high-caliber scholarship in the social sciences and humanities, making it possible for the recipients to devote time to research and writing that addresses pressing issues and cultural transitions affecting us at home and abroad.

The 2020 program will provide fellowships of $200,000 to between thirty and thirty-five exceptional scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals.

The university president may nominate one junior and one senior scholar from full-time faculty. A junior scholar is defined as a scholar who received his/her Ph.D. ten years ago or less — that is, between 2009 and 2019 . A senior scholar is a scholar more than ten years out from his/her Ph.D.

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal Deadline: October 20, 2019, 12:00 a.m. (midnight)
  • Sponsor Deadline: November 14, 2019

 

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

For the 2020 program, there are four broad topic areas that include a wide range of suggested subtopics:

  • Global connections and global ruptures
  • Strengthening U.S. democracy and exploring new narratives
  • Environments, natural and human
  • Technological and cultural creativity—potential and perils

Please read the descriptions of the topics found at the following link:

Nominees should bear in mind that individual fellowships will not be awarded to support dissertations, debt repayments, lobbying efforts, the purchase of equipment, or rent. Fellowships may be used to support such expenses as salary, fringe benefits, project-related travel, research assistants, and translators.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, nominees must be U.S. citizens or have permanent U.S. residency status and must have been nominated by the university president.

The university president may nominate one junior and one senior scholar from full-time faculty. A junior scholar is defined as a scholar who received his/her Ph.D. ten years ago or less — that is, between 2009 and 2019 . A senior scholar is a scholar more than ten years out from his/her Ph.D.

Amount Description

Fellowships may be used to support such expenses as salary, fringe benefits, project-related travel, research assistants, and translators.

Nominees should bear in mind that individual fellowships will not be awarded to support dissertations, debt repayments, lobbying efforts, the purchase of equipment, or rent.

NO indirect/overhead costs will be allowed or paid to the university; the successful nominee shall receive the entire fellowship for support of his/her research project. Please read the FAQs on the Carnegie site: https://www.carnegie.org/news/articles/andrew-carnegie-fellows-2020/

The recipient of a fellowship may choose to accept the award directly, as an individual, or through his/her institution. Nominees should be aware that there may be tax implications associated with the award when it is received by the individual. Carnegie Corporation of New York will issue a Form 1099 at the end of the tax year for all funds disbursed to individuals. However, the Corporation cannot give tax advice. If the fellowship recipient chooses to accept the award through his/her institution, the institution serves as payor and assumes all tax - reporting responsibilities for the fellow’s award. Whether the fellowship recipient receives the award directly or through his/her institution, NO indirect/overhead costs will be allowed or paid to the institution; the successful nominee shall receive the entire fellowship for support of his/her research project.

Funding Type

Fellowship

Duke Awardees

2019

Sally Nuamah Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy. Project Title: How the Punishment of Black Women and Girls Affects Our Democracy

2017

Christopher A. Bail Duke University, Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy. Project title: Countering Extremist Narratives on Social Media Via Computational Social Science.

Philip M. Napoli Duke University, James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy. Project title: Media Technocracy: The Rise of Algorithmic News and the Future of the Marketplace of Ideas.

2016

Curtis A. Bradley William Van Alstyne Professor of Law. Professor of Public Policy Studies, Duke University; “Comparative Foreign Relations Law and Democratic Accountability”

Eligibility

Faculty
Junior Faculty

Category

Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF to Beth Eastlick (beth.eastlick@duke.edu).

  • A 500 word project description and CV

Nominations will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 

* Originality and promise of the idea 

* Quality of the proposal 

* Potential impact on the field 

* Record of the nominee 

* Plans to communicate findings to a broad audience

Internal Deadline

October 20, 2019

External Deadline

November 14, 2019