Eligibility and Guidelines

* Application Deadline: November 22, 2021 5:00 PM EST


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 2022 program will provide fellowships of $200,000 to between thirty and thirty-five exceptional scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals.


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 heads of independent research institutes and societies, university presidents, leaders of some of the nation’s preeminent think tanks, directors of major university presses, as well as editors of leading newspapers and magazines. Individuals may not apply for the fellows program.


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


There are four broad topic areas that include a wide range of suggested subtopics:

* Strengthening U.S. democracy and exploring new narratives

* Technological and cultural creativity—potential and perils

* Global connections and global ruptures

* Environments, natural and human