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WOODROW WILSON NAMES 107 FELLOWS DURING 2006 FELLOWSHIP SEASON
PRINCETON, NJ – The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation wrapped up its 2006 Fellowship season in June with the selection of 39 new Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows—20 Undergraduate and 20 Graduate Fellows—bringing to 107 the total number of awards made through Woodrow Wilson programs in the 2005-06 academic year. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Pickering Fellowships support participants’ academic and professional preparation to enter the United States Foreign Service.
Another 61 awards made this spring through programs administered by Woodrow Wilson support doctoral work in the arts and sciences. These include the following:
- 30 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships, supporting the final year of dissertation writing on topics involving religious and ethical values in the humanities and social sciences;
- 14 MMUF Travel & Research Awards and five MMUF Dissertation Awards, providing dissertation-level support for Ph.D. candidates who participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program;
- seven Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies, funding significant and original dissertation research on women across a range of humanities and social sciences fields; and
- five Humanities at Work Practicum Grants, offering assistance for internships through which humanities Ph.D. students connect their scholarly expertise with larger community needs.
In addition, six faculty members received Millicent C. McIntosh Fellowships, funding flexible research opportunities for recently tenured faculty whose family and other obligations make it difficult for them to be away from their homes for extended periods of time, and who would benefit from additional time and resources to continue their scholarly work.
A full overview of Fellowships currently available through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, supported by a range of external funders, appears on the Woodrow Wilson website. Contact Beverly Sanford at (609) 452-7007, ext. 181 or email@example.com for additional information.
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