University of Southern California


2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program

Slots:                                                     2 – one senior scholar, one junior scholar (A junior scholar is defined as someone who received his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years (2009-2019, for the 2020 fellowship program). A junior scholar may hold any title, e.g., assistant professor or associate professor. The “junior” status is determined by the year in which his/her terminal degree was earned.)

Internal Deadline:                             Monday, October 26, 2020, noon PT

External Deadline:                            November 17, 2020, 5pm EST (2pm PT)

Award Type:                                       Grant

Estimated Number of Awards:     30

Anticipated Amount:                     $200,000 to each awardee, for either one or two years.

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Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: Please use the top option, ‘Limited Submission,’ in order to submit.

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Purpose:                                              The Andrew Carnegie Fellow Programs is an initiative to advance research in the social sciences and humanities. They are seeking nominations for extraordinary senior or junior scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals pursuing research on some of the most pressing political, economic, technological, cultural, and sociological challenges facing us at home and abroad—challenges that compel our attention and require thorough analysis.

For the 2021 program, there are four broad topic areas that include a wide range of suggested subtopics. A PDF of a more comprehensive list of sub-topics is available here: AC Fellows Topics.

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