The first-ever Kelly-Douglas Traveling Fellowships for travel during December or IAP have been granted to five students. The awards range from $1,000 to $1,500.
Traveling this month are senior Sina Kevin Nazemi and junior Kenneth Nesmith, both political science majors, who will conduct interviews in Israel for their senior theses. The IAP recipients are Sarah Gottfried, a junior in biology, who will work with the Cornerstone Foundation on HIV problems in Ignacio, Belize; Jeffrey Dumas LeBlanc, a senior in mathematics, who will speak with Chinese citizens to supplement stories he's writing on experiences he had while teaching in China last summer; and Raymond Sandza, a senior in economics, who will collect data to complete a joint project with Professor Jonathan Rodden on the distribution of money to small localities in Trinidad.
The awards come from the Kelly/Douglas Fund for Support of Humanistic Scholarship and Teaching at MIT, established in 1975 by a donation from I. Austin Kelly III and now directed by Professor of Music Lowell Lindgren.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 11, 2002.