UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Professor Nouri Gana Receives the Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Published: April 20, 2017

The Division of Humanities is excited to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced Nouri Gana, an Associate Professor here at the department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, a recipient of the New Directions Fellowship.

The New Directions Fellowship assists faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.The program is intended to enable scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication.

The principal criteria for selection are:

  1. The overall significance of the research.
  2. The case for the importance of extra-disciplinary training for furthering the research.
  3. The likely ability of the candidate to derive satisfactory results from the training program proposed.
  4. A well-developed plan for acquiring the necessary training within a reasonable period of time.

Fellows will receive the equivalent of one academic year’s salary, two summers of additional support, each at the equivalent to two-ninths of the previous academic year salary, and tuition or course fees or equivalent direct costs associated with the fellows’ training programs.

The Foundation has awarded New Directions Fellowships since 2002.  View a complete list of recipients.

Visit the mellon.org for more information.