Claire Taylor (CJ) Jones, Assistant Professor of German at Notre Dame, has won a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. It will fund 18 months of archival research and writing in Germany, which Dr. Jones will split up into several separate stays over the course of the next few years. The fellowship will allow her to complete her book which examines the ritual, legal, social, artistic, and communal world of late medieval German nuns through the lens of the Dominican ceremony for washing the altars on Holy Thursday.
Humboldt Research Fellowships are highly coveted grants funded by the German government. These awards allow foreign scholars to complete extended research projects in Germany and German scholars to conduct research around the world. After Professor Jones completes her fellowship, she will automatically join the Humboldt Foundation Network of over 29,000 scholars (including over 50 Nobel Laureates) from more than 140 countries. The network provides alumni with collaborative opportunities and potential support throughout their careers.