Two doctoral students selected as Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellows
By Katya Hrichak
Two Cornell graduate students have been selected as Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Innovation Fellows, which will provide them with a stipend as well as funding for research and other activities to the fellowship year.
Chijioke Onah, a doctoral student in English language and literature, and Nic Vigilante, a doctoral student in music, were two of 45 fellows selected for the inaugural cohort from a pool of nearly 700 applicants.
“As a latecomer to the humanities, this fellowship is an especially heartening gesture of support from one of the world’s leading scholarly organizations,” Vigilante said.