A number of students have received fellowships which will provide them with support in the final stages of writing their dissertations:
Simon Fink, Erika Honisch, and Mark Yeary were each awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—University of Chicago Dissertation-Year Fellowship. Erika’s fellowship will be combined with the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship she received from the American Musicological Society.
Shawn Keener received a William Rainey Harper–Provost’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship, given in recognition of achievement and professional promise.
April Mok received a Scherer Dissertation Year Fellowship from the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture for completion of her dissertation composition, which deals with themes in American history. The fellowship is offered in recognition of April’s record of significant achievement at the University; this is, incidentally, the Department’s first Scherer fellowship.
Three students received fellowships that will provide them with support beginning at earlier stages in their studies:
Melissa Reilly has received a Fulbright grant for study in in Italy during the 2009-10 academic year. She will be working on her dissertation in Venice, Bologna, and Rome on the female revenge lament in the late 16th and 17th centuries,
Greg Weinstein received a research fellowship through the Nicholson Center for British Studies for work on his dissertation “Listening Back: Recording Classical Music for the Global Marketplace.”
Mary Caldwell received a Hanna Holborn Gray Advanced Graduate Fellowship, awarded to students in their third year of study and providing them with support through the completion of their dissertation. A highly competitive award, only one Gray Fellowship is awarded in the Humanities Division each year.