NEC Members Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Faculty from several NEC member institutions have been selected to join the 2020 class of Guggenheim fellows.

The fellowship, created in 1925, has provided more than $375 million to its honorees, and promotes research in any field and creation in any art medium. One of the most prestigious fellowships in the field, the Guggenheim Fellowship is awarded to only 175 of the over 3,000 each year. Some of the honorees in the 2020 class include a filmmaker and professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), alumni from Boston University, professors at  Harvard University, and scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) .

“The temptation and pressure to revert to your routines—often when you have nothing to show for a ‘film’ that does not and may not ever exist—takes a certain amount of discipline and courage,” Chico Colvard of MassArt said. “A strong and compelling story is necessary to carry you through this uncertain time”

The Council commends these scholars and artists for this recognition of their important contributions. Read more in the here.

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