For more than forty years, the Whiting Foundation’s humanities program has supported excellence in humanities scholarship and teaching, primarily through our Whiting Dissertation Fellowships and Teaching Fellowships.
These programs have been a critical resource for individual scholars, positioning recipients to advance knowledge and understanding across fields as diverse as classics, history, musicology, anthropology, philosophy, and literary studies.
Whiting Dissertation Fellowships
Beginning in 1973, Whiting Dissertation Fellowships recognized excellence in humanities scholarship by helping to launch the careers of outstanding graduate students. Recipients of the Fellowships, given at Bryn Mawr, the University of Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale, have gone on to make important contributions within the academy; in some cases, they have translated their expertise into careers beyond higher education, as curators, composers, arts administrators, and business leaders. The 2014-15 Fellows were the final cohort in this program.
Between 2001 and 2013, Whiting Teaching Fellowships were awarded to junior faculty at our partner public and liberal arts colleges: Baruch College, Bates College, Brooklyn College, and Kenyon College. These Fellowships recognized exceptional teaching, providing junior faculty with time and funding to advance their research.