The American Council of Learned Societies has named Associate Professor Christine Philliou as a 2018 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow. Philliou, who specializes in the political and social history of the Ottoman Empire, will utilize the fellowship to complete research on The Many Deaths of the Ottoman Empire, 1800-2017 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2019-2020.
According to the ACLS:
"The Burkhardt Fellowship program, which supports recently tenured faculty as they pursue ambitious scholarship at a consequential stage of their careers, is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Burkhardt Fellowships carry a $95,000 stipend and a $7,500 research budget, and allow awardees to take up year-long residencies at institutions whose resources and scholarly communities are ideally suited to facilitate the proposed research project. One set of awards, which is open to recently tenured faculty at all US-based colleges and universities, supports residencies at 13 national and international research centers that partner with ACLS for this program. Another set of awards, reserved for faculty from liberal arts colleges, enables fellows to carry out their residencies at any research university-based humanities center or academic department in the United States. The fellowships are designed to accommodate long-term, multi-year research projects and thus may take place in any of the three academic years following the fellow’s selection.
'A central tenet of the program is that the residential fellowship experience fosters multidisciplinary conversations and encourages connections among faculty from different backgrounds and different types of institutions,' said Matthew Goldfeder, ACLS’s director of fellowship programs. 'This experience enriches fellows’ individual projects and fosters long-lasting scholarly networks, preparing the fellows for careers of far-reaching research and leadership in the humanities.'"