By Michael BambergerFox Sports | September 19, 2018 11:06:38A group of leading scholars from around the world have joined forces to create the Carson Scholars Funds to support the emergence of new scholars and to advance the growth of scholarship in a fast-paced world of rapidly changing scholarship.
The Carson Scholars, a nonprofit that is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will fund the development of a “national, comprehensive and robust scholarship pipeline for future generations of scholars,” according to the announcement.
The group’s stated mission is to “encourage and support the growth and development of scholarship that can serve as an important catalyst for change.”
In a joint statement, Carson Scholars Executive Director Jonathan Bambergers said the fund would support and support “leaders in the field who are engaged in groundbreaking scholarship.”
The group will also provide funding for the development and distribution of scholarship by other philanthropic organizations and institutions.
The NEH was established in 1946 to “develop and support new scholars to advance American higher education through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).”
The NEh funds research at its four research centers, including the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
The NIH also oversees several centers in the United States and abroad that have a focus on research in the fields of infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, and public health.
The group is led by Nobel Prize-winning economist and philanthropist Joseph Stiglitz, who is currently the president of the NIMH.
Stiglitz and the Carson Scholar team are working to help establish the fund and its partners to be recognized by other universities, foundations, and organizations.
The NEH announced that it is partnering with the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Institute of Physics (AIPS), and other academic institutions in support of the Carson scholarship.
“The Carson Scholarship is a powerful way to further our mission to help accelerate and expand the growth, impact and future of our nation’s higher education system,” said ACE President, Mary Beth Staley.
“As scholars and leaders in the higher education sector, we want to make the scholarship program a model for future academic excellence and to encourage the best and brightest from across the country and around the globe to work with ACE to help advance higher education.”
“We are pleased that the Carson Scholarship Fund will provide funding to help further the development, dissemination and dissemination of scholarship,” AIPS Director of External Affairs, Sarah Anderson, said.
“AIPS is committed to helping advance the fields that we serve, and we look forward to working with the Carson Foundation and its advisors to accelerate the growth in scholarship and scholarship access.”
“In the coming months, we will work with the National Council on Scholars, our institutional partners and the community at large to launch a series of events and activities to help us all learn more about our fellow scholars, and to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education,” AIES Director of Higher Education Policy, Michael J. DeMeyer, said in the announcement.
“The Carson Scholar Program was created to create a pathway for scholars to be rewarded with an education that is tailored to their specific needs and goals.
The program has a goal to help all young scholars reach their full potential in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.”