Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Anthony Cerulli has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship. Cerulli’s work on the research project, “The Study of Gurukula: South Indian Traditional Medical Education and Its Classical Texts,” earned him a prestigious, yearlong fellowship.
“It was a very rigorous application process and highly competitive competition, and while I’m extremely excited by the honor, I am also quite humbled,” says Cerulli, who regularly teaches courses on Hinduism, Mahabharata, South Asian Religions and the Foundations of Asian Civilizations.
As one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a scholar working in the humanities, Cerulli’s fellowship is one designed to support college and university professors and independent scholars in pursuing advanced research. Projects supported by the NEH seek to explore the human endeavor.
Prior to joining the HWS faculty in 2008, Cerulli received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, M.A. from Yale University and B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago. During a Fulbright Fellowship in 2004-05, he conducted research in India and England.
Cerulli is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Oriental Society, the International Society for Iranian Studies, the Kerala Council for Historical Research, and the Classical Ayurvedic Texts Society. He is also the managing editor of India Review, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge.
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation.