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12 UC faculty members awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships

A dozen UC scholars are among the 2017 recipients of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships, a diverse and gifted group appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Nearly 3,000 people applied for the fellowships this year — the foundation’s 93rd competition — and only 173 scholars, artists and scientists were selected.

Since its establishment in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $350 million in fellowships to more than 18,000 people. The awards help recipients pursue a special project for six to 12 months.

This year’s fellows bring UC’s total Guggenheim Fellowships to 1,669 — more than any other university or college.

See the list of UC faculty members awarded fellowships this year.

Photo on home page of Link: Guggenheim fellow Richmond Sarpong, who discusses his road to chemistry in a TEDxBerkeley talk here. Credit: UC Berkeley

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