Dr. Crystal Chambers, College of Education Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for 2018. This prestigious award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York supports high-caliber scholarship that applies fresh perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to some of the most pressing issues of our times.
Chambers was one of 31 fellows selected, and will receive $200,000 to pursue the research initiative that earned her this honor, “Rural Students and College Choice — An Exploratory Analysis.”
The goal of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is to support high-caliber scholarship and research that applies fresh perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to some of the most pressing issues of our times. The topics focus on a broad range of complex political, economic, technological, humanistic, and sociological matters.
The fellowship and $200,000 stipend make it possible for recipients to devote up to two years to significant research and writing. Other honorees include established and emerging scholars, journalists, authors, and public intellectuals. The nominations are evaluated based on the following criteria: originality, promise, and quality of the proposal; its potential impact on the field; the nominee’s qualifications; and plans to communicate findings to a broad audience.
The fellowship program was created in 2015 by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the philanthropic foundation established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911.