Vesla Weaver has been awarded a prestigious Carnegie Fellowship. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the founding director of the ISPS Center for the Study of Inequality (I-CSI).
Her winning proposal was “The Faces of American Democracy”. Vesla’s idea for the fellowship was hatched at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, as an “ideas brief” for the Center for the Study of Inequality’s first working group.
Carnegie fellows are selected based on the originality, promise, and potential impact of their proposals. Each winning candidate receives up to $200,000 toward the funding of one to two years of scholarly research and writing aimed at addressing some of the world’s most urgent challenges to U.S. democracy and international order.
The expected result of their Carnegie fellowship is the publication of a book or major study.