Laure Katsaros Receives Mellon New Directions Fellowship to Study Architectural Design

Associate Professor of French Laure Katsaros has received $262,500 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through its New Directions Fellowship program, which exists to “assist faculty members in the humanities … who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.” Katsaros’ award will support her in earning a master’s degree in the history and philosophy of design from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2014–15, and in traveling around France to visit several distinctive architectural sites. Her goal is to produce a final project for the master’s program, and eventually a book, tentatively titled Glass Architectures: Utopian Surveillance from Fourier to the Surrealists.   

Justin Kimball Wins $10,000 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Sept. 9, 2011


Justin Kimball, associate professor of art, has received a $10,000 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) from the Aaron Siskind Foundation. The funding will support his latest photography project, through which he intends to document some of the effects of the nation’s economic downturn. 

National Fellowships and Scholarships

About the National Fellowships

Many of the  national fellowships and scholarships listed below are for formal or independent study abroad as well as several for study within the U.S.  Studying, living and traveling abroad can be a rewarding next step in terms of your further education, training and personal development.

Office of Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships advises Amherst College students and alumni/ae for a number of national fellowships and scholarships as well as Amherst College Fellowships. These awards range from full to partial funding and can support public service, independent projects and post-graduate study, in the US and abroad. We administer competitions for sophomores, juniors, and seniors that require institutional nomination to external programs as well as Amherst-funded fellowships for graduates and graduating seniors.