Applications now being accepted for Inaugural Mandel Fellowships

Clark Hall during the summer on the Case QuadThe college is looking for up to eight first-year students to become inaugural recipients of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation’s Fellowship in the new Experimental Humanities program at Case Western Reserve.

This is a bold initiative to integrate the liberal arts and STEM in order to address the rapidly evolving technological landscape and today’s most pressing societal issues.

The benefits of the Mandel Fellowship

Students in this exciting program will blend humanities-oriented critical reflection with hands-on experimenting and skills development in new technologies, enabling them to ask deep questions about the ethical, philosophical and socio-cultural implications of scientific and technological change.

Mandel Fellows will receive scholarship funding for an estimated three-and-a-half academic years and substantial funding for internships and leadership development so they can apply their skills in real-world settings, bridging the gap between academia and industry, and enhancing their readiness for leadership roles.

Help us identify students for the program

If you are aware of first-year (2023-24) students who have a passionate interest in this area of study, please encourage them to apply for the Mandel Fellowship by no later than Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, for a chance to be part of the inaugural class, which begins with the 2024 spring semester.

Application process and questions

Students are asked to create a one-page document detailing their personal and academic interest in the new major that integrates humanities and STEM through technology. The document should be emailed to the college’s Director of Staff and Development Robert Utrup at

Read more about the program details, the fellowship and the application process.

Inaugural Mandel Fellows will be selected early in the spring 2024 semester. Undergraduates who have questions about the application process or about the major should contact Experimental Faculty Fellow and Professor Timothy Beal at