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Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Dissertation Fellowships

Congratulations go out to Kelly Heuer, former Graduate Fellow of the Kennedy Institute and current Managing Editor of the KIEJ, who has been awarded both the Mellon/ACLS Fellowship and the Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship for the next year.

The Mellon/ACLS Fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing, and are awarded by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports work in the arts, conservation, and higher education, and is responsible for the establishment of, among other major projects, the undertaking to digitize scholarly resources now known as JSTOR. Andrew Mellon (1855-1937) was a businessman and banker; a politician and statesman; an art collector; and a famous philanthropist, giving away more than $10 million during his lifetime.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and are awarded through a partnership between the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships to enrich human resources, works to improve public policy, and assists organizations and institutions in enhancing practice in the U.S. and abroad. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation supports work in higher education, a major goal of Philadelphia philanthropist Charlotte Newcombe (1890-1979).

Kelly has decided to accept the Newcombe Fellowship.