Three Philosophers Win Guggenheim Fellowships (corrected)

The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced today the winners of its 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships. Of the 173 fellowships awarded, three went to philosophers.

They are:

  • Carl Elliott, Professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota (fellowship profile)
  • Sally HaslangerFord Professor of Philosophy and Women’s & Gender Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (fellowship profile),
  • John Heil, Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis (fellowship profile).

You can see Foundation’s announcement here and the full list of winners here.

Winners are selected “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.” The purpose is “to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible.” Fellows are free to spend their grant funds, which vary according to the fellows needs and plans, “in any manner they deem necessary to their work.”

There were nearly 3,000 applicants this year.

(via Randolph Clarke)

(note: This post originally neglected to include Carl Elliott. My apologies for the mistake. Thanks to Ruth Sample for the correction.)


Carl Elliott, Sally Haslanger, and John Heil — three philosophers who were among the 2018 class of Guggenheim Fellows

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6 years ago

I believe Carl Elliott also received one, for his book on wrongdoing in medical research.