Philosophers Win Fellowships from ACLS


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced the scholars selected for its various fellowship programs. A few philosophers are among the fellows.

José Luis Bermúdez (Texas A&M) is the sole philosopher among the 2018 class of ACLS Fellows, and will be receiving support for work on his project, “The Power of Frames: Rethinking Models of Rational Decision-Making.” There were nearly 1,150 applicants for the ACLS Fellowships; only 78 were awarded. ACLS Fellows receive up to $70,000 to fund six to twelve months of full-time research and writing.

Helena de Bres  (Wellesley College) and Omar Rivera (Southwestern University) are both recipients of the ACLS’s 2018 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars. Burkhardt Fellowships come with a $95,000 stipend and a $7,500 research budget. Professor de Bres will be in residence at Stanford University for the 2019-2020 academic year to work on her project, “The Story of My Life: Personal Narration, Meaning in Life, and Literary Nonfiction.” Professor Rivera will be working on his project, “Stonelight: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and Architecture from Nuestra América” at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin during the 2018-2019 academic year. 

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