University of Southern California


Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Slots:                                                     2: one junior scholar, one senior scholar.                            

Internal Deadline:                          Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        Nomination letter included with final packet.   

External Deadline:                          November 17, 2017

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 35

Anticipated Amount: $200,000

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

 Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:

Andrew Carnegie fellowships are open only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States whose names have been forwarded by a nominator designated by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Nominators include university presidents, leaders of think tanks, and publishers. Individuals may not apply for the fellows program.

Nominators from universities may nominate one junior and one senior scholar. Regardless of title, a junior scholar is defined as someone who received his/her PhD within the last ten years, 2007-2017.

We welcome candidates holding a terminal degree other than a PhD. In addition, we also welcome candidates with exceptional experience that qualifies them as a senior professional or intellectual, e.g., a journalist, author, theater professional, or former diplomat.


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.

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

* Plans to communicate findings to a broad audience

In 2017, there were four broad topic areas that included a wide range of suggested subtopics:

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.