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Princeton emeritus professors receive Mellon fellowships

Princeton emeritus professors have been awarded three of 16 fellowships through a program inaugurated this year by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The faculty members receiving the Mellon Emeritus Fellowships are: Wen Fong, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Art History Emeritus and professor of art and archaeology emeritus; Elaine Showalter, the Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities Emerita and professor of English emerita; and Theodore Ziolkowski, the Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages Emeritus and professor of Germanic languages and literatures and comparative literature emeritus.

The fellowship provides support for research by outstanding scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who remain active and productive in their fields after retirement. Each Mellon Emeritus Fellow will receive $35,000 for research and other related expenses, with an additional $20,000 going to the recipient's home institution to support access to resources and facilities.

"Many Princeton faculty members continue to engage in active research and make important contributions to their fields after retirement," said University President Shirley M. Tilghman. "With the Mellon Foundation's support, the extraordinary work of these three scholars will be significantly enhanced, benefiting them, their disciplines and the University."

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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