Samantha Matherne awarded NEH grant, Hellman Fellow

April 14, 2016


National Endowment for the Humanities 

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce Assistant Professor Samantha Matherne has been awarded a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) University Teachers program in support of her book, "The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945)".

The NEH was created in 1965 as an independent federal agency to support research and learning in philosophy, history, literature, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Grants of the sort awarded to Professor Matherne are highly competitive - currently with a funding rate of only 7%.

2016 Hellman Fellow

Professor Matherne has also been awarded a 2016 UCSC Hellman Fellow for her project "Idealism in Exile: Cassirer and the Warburg Institute". She is one of nine UCSC facultly to receive the award. The Hellman Fellows Program was established with the purpose of substantially supporting the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research. Other fellows and projects are listed here.

Congratulations Professor Matherne!

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