John Ferrari Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

April 11, 2008

Professor G. R. (John) Ferrari has been awarded a prestigious fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in its 2008 competition. In combination with sabbatical leave and a Humanities Research Fellowship, the Guggenheim award will allow him to spend 2008-2009 working on an exploration of fiction and the limits of social meaning.

The Guggenheim Fellowship is one of the most selective awards available to scholars in the humanities. In 2008 there were over 2600 applicants and only 190 awards to artists, scientists, and scholars in humanities and social sciences. Guggenheim fellowships are awarded for distinguished achievement and exceptional promise.

Six Berkeley faculty members in the College of Letters and Science won Guggenheims this year. See the campus news item or the Guggenheim Foundation's announcement.