Social Sciences Faculty Fellowships

Brandeis Faculty, social scientists and others, have received a number of major fellowships over the last ten years. We hope this list will help others looking for external fellowships. Faculty at Brandeis can review sample proposals in Box.
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American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowships

Since 1957 more than 12,000 scholars have held ACLS fellowships and grants. ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences. The peer-review process used to select ACLS fellows enables distinguished scholars to reach broad consensus on standards of excellence in humanities research.

Brandeis Recipients

2019: Jonathan Anjaria (Anthropology)

2018: Janet Macintosh (Anthropology)

2018 & 2014: Xing Hang (History)

2017: Harleen Singh (GRALL; SAS; WGS)

2015 & 2004: Michael Willrich (History)

2011: Brian Donahue (American Studies)

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Career Enhancement Fellowship
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities. The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the Mellon Foundation's mission to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

Brandeis Recipients

2018: Derron Wallace (AAAS; Education; Sociology)
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Fulbright Scholar Program

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

Brandeis Recipients

2018-2019: Thomas Doherty - Netherlands (American Studies)

2018-2019: Donald Shepard - Australia (Heller)

2016-2017: Dan Kryder - United Kingdom (Politics)

2015-2016: Karen Hansen - Sweden (Sociology; WGS)

2014-2015: Daniel Bergstresser - Colombia (IBS)

2011-2012: Steven Burg - Germany (Politics)

2010-2011: Angela Gutchess - Turkey (Psychology)

2010-2011: Tom Shapiro - South Africa (Heller)

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Guggenheim Fellowship

United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1925 as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.

Brandeis Recipients 

2011: John Plotz (English)

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Newhouse External Faculty Fellows

The Newhouse Center  at Wellesley College hosts three to five external fellows each academic year. Resident fellows devote themselves primarily to their own research, but they also participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution, attending fellows’ lunches and sharing their work in progress with one another and with the larger Wellesley community. Fellows may also work with the director to develop programming for the center in the form of guest speakers, a faculty series, or a mini-conference.

Brandeis Recipients

2018-2019: John Plotz (English)

2008-2009: Elizabeth Ferry (Anthropology) 

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The Radcliffe Institute Fellows Program

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program annually selects and supports 50 leading artists and scholars who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments.

Brandeis Recipients

2019-2020: Laura Jockusch (NEJS)

2017-2018: Chad Williams (AAAS)

2011-2012: John Plotz (English)

2008-2009: Wendy Cadge (Sociology)

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Stuart Hall Fellowship
W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

The Fellowship Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, the Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of one to two semesters in a wide variety of fields related to African and African American Studies. 

Brandeis Recipients

2018-2019: Derron Wallace (AAAS; Education; Sociology)