Professor Edward Foley Awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship
Professor Edward B. Foley has been awarded the prestigious, highly competitive Guggenheim Fellowship for 2023, for which he was specifically selected as the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation Fellow in Constitutional Studies. Foley is the Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law and Director, Election Law at Ohio State.
The fellowship will support Foley’s work on a new book that will address a gap in America’s understanding of its constitutional democracy. Foley is “thrilled and honored to receive this support for work on how majority rule fits within America's constitutional system of judicially protected fundamental rights, federalism, and separation of powers, and how innovations in majority-winner elections can improve this fit.”
The fellowship recognizes Foley’s expertise and impact in his field, and puts him among a group of 171 scientists, social science and humanities scholars, writers, and artists being honored across 48 fields. Only three legal scholars—among roughly 2,500 applicants—were selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship.
“Professor Foley’s scholarship not only exemplifies the excellence of our faculty at Ohio State Law,” said Lincoln Davies, Dean & Frank R. Strong Chair in Law. “It is work that is vital to our democracy and the future of society. Ned is the nation’s leading election law scholar. The work he and others in our esteemed Election Law at Ohio State program do aims to protect and nurture the Constitution, one of the core institutions of the United States.”
Created in 1925 by Senator Simon and Olga Guggenheim, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted nearly $400 million in fellowships to “further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.” Prior recipients have included Nobel Laureates as well as winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Fields Medal, National Book Award, and other widely recognized honors.