As reported by Yale News, David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English, has just been awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for 2017-18, in order to write the second volume of his acclaimed intellectual biography of Edmund Burke “The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence”.
The Carnegie Fellowship supports scholarship in the Social Sciences and Humanities engaged with “pressing social issues and cultural transitions that affect us at home and abroad.”
“The Andrew Carnegie Fellows program is a direct response to the need for progressive thought, innovative research, and capable leadership focused on the most significant challenges to our democracy and international order. The program seeks to identify extraordinary senior, junior, and emerging scholars; journalists; and public intellectuals pursuing scholarly research in these areas. As fellows, they dedicate their time and energy to work that distills knowledge, enriches our culture, and equips leaders in the realms of science, law, technology, business, and public policy.
The Corporation seeks recommendations from hundreds of leaders representing a range of universities, think tanks, publishers, and nonprofit organizations nationwide in order to amass a pool of high-caliber individuals for consideration. The nominees are carefully reviewed by a distinguished jury comprised of heads of the country’s preeminent scholarly institutions and presidents of leading universities and philanthropic foundations, who make the final selections.” – The Carnegie Corporation of New York