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Abraham awarded HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowship

Abraham awarded HHMIs Gilliam Fellowship

Harvard College graduate Jonathan Abraham ’05 was recently named one of six recipients of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Gilliam Fellowship program. Born in Haiti, Abraham is currently conducting structural studies of Ebola surface glycoprotein at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

The six Gilliam Fellows established impressive scientific credentials as undergraduates, marking them as promising researchers. Additionally, fellowships provide support for graduate studies for disadvantaged students, including minorities underrepresented in the sciences.

Harvard affiliates receive NEH research fellowships

Three Harvard researchers recently joined more than 340 successful applicants nationwide to receive $12 million in grants or matching funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for special projects, initiatives, fellowships, and faculty research awards.

The three Harvard applicants will each receive $40,000 grants for their research projects. The affiliates are as follows:

Beverly Kienzle is professor of the practice of Latin and Romance languages, lecturer on Medieval Christianity, and director of Language Studies, Harvard Divinity School. Her research is titled “Hildegard of Bingen, Visionary Exegete and Preacher,” and she has received the fellowship for college teachers and independent scholars.

Leah Price, professor of English and American literature and language, is studying “The Stenographic Imagination: Office Work and the Work of Literature in Modern Britain,” and was awarded the fellowship for university teachers.

Andrea Volpe, preceptor in expository writing, is researching “Cartes de Visite: Portraits and the Politics of Photography in 19th-century America.” Volpe received the fellowship for university teachers.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks