2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program

Other Deadline:

Proposal due to Sponsor:    November 15, 2019 (ANTICIPATED)

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 program will provide fellowships of $200,000 to 35 exceptional scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals.

Nominations are evaluated by the jury based on the following criteria: 

  • Originality and promise of the idea, 
  • Quality of the proposal,
  • Potential impact on the field, 
  • Record of the nominee, and
  • Plans to communicate findings to a broad audience.

This opportunity focuses on four broad topic areas that include a wide range of suggested topics:

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

All recipients must be U.S. citizens or have permanent U.S. residency status. 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.

Number of Applications
2 (1 junior scholar (<10 yrs since PhD); 1 senior scholar (>10 yrs since PhD)


Nominators from universities may nominate one junior and one senior scholar. Regardless of academic title, a junior scholar is defined as someone who received his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years, 2008-2018, for the 2019 fellowship program. Senior scholars received their Ph.D. more than ten years ago.

Submission Process

Step 1:

In ONE PDF, please provide:

  1. A one-page, 12-point font, one-inch margin cover letter, including PI name and junior (<10 years since Ph.D.) or senior (>10 years since Ph.D.) faculty status, department/division, school/college, project title and a brief summary of the project
  2. Federal-grant-style Biosketch (usually NIH or NSF)

Please send these documents as a single PDF to limitedsubmissions@case.edu by September 27, 2019.

Step 2:

Final nominees will be notified of their selection by October 4, 2019.

Step 3:

The final proposal must be received by the Office of Research Administration by November 8, 2019, at 5:00 pm EST.

Step 4:

The final proposal must be received by the sponsor by November 15, 2019 (ANTICIPATED) at 5:00 pm EST.


Abstract or LOI to ORA Chosen Proposal Announced ORA Final Proposal Due Date Sponsor Submission Deadline Days Until Due
09/27/2019 10/04/2019 11/08/2019 11/15/2019 CLOSED