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The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award

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The 2017 application deadline is now closed.

The Award Program

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Malkiel Scholars Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support for systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive.

Along with the research portfolio, selectors will examine evidence of deep campus service and mentoring commitments early in each candidate’s career, with a focus on creating inclusive opportunities for underrepresented scholars at all levels. At the same time, the Malkiel Scholars Program will work to strengthen the community for these emerging leaders within their disciplines by building a network around them and encouraging careers that focus on diversity, inclusion, and engagement.

Read below for information about eligibility and application requirements.

About Nancy Weiss Malkiel

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Nancy Weiss Malkiel, a 1965 Woodrow Wilson Fellow, joined the history faculty at Princeton University in 1969—the first woman hired in that department and one of the first three to be appointed to the professorial ranks at the university. She has become known as a leading scholar of civil rights and race relations in early and mid-20th-century America; she has also recently completed a history of coeducation at elite colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom in the period 1969–74. She served for a record 24 years as Princeton’s Dean of the College, the senior officer responsible for undergraduate education at the university. Dr. Malkiel, who joined the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board in 1975, epitomizes an all-too-rare blend of uncompromising scholarly production with careful attention to the quality of student life and learning. For more about her career and the program, download the program brochure.

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