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Congratulations to Three Rutgers Professors for Earning Guggenheim Fellowships

Left to right: Robert Kopp, Caridad Svich and Park McArthur

April 30, 2024

A climate scientist, a playwright and an artist have been named Guggenheim fellows for their work in fields of creative arts and environmental sciences.

The three professors from Rutgers University-New Brunswick were among 188 fellows selected this year from a pool of 3,000 across 52 disciplines, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which made the announcement. They went through “a rigorous application and peer review process,” the foundation officials said, and will receive grants to pursue their proposed projects.

Since its inception in 1925, the Guggenheim fellowships have been awarded to artists and scholars in all fields to develop their craft “under the freest of conditions.” Some of the fellowships were funded through gifts including from the Climate Change Fund, which was created by 1989 Guggenheim fellow Jerold S. Kayden in support of climate-related work. This year, the fund will help support Robert Kopp's upcoming project on sea-level change and climate adaptation.

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