English Majors Win Dale Fellowship

Princeton University seniors Vivienne Chen and Natasha Japanwala will explore representations of home and memory in the independent projects they will pursue in the coming year as Martin Dale Fellowship winners.

Chen will travel to China to complete a novel set in present-day and 1930s Shanghai that began as her senior thesis project, and she will seek an agent and publisher for her work.

Japanwala will research the experiences of Pakistani immigrants in four cities in North America and Europe for a collection of short stories, launch an online publication focused on objects from writers' and artists' pasts, and create an exhibition or performance that brings these elements together.

The fellowship, created by 1953 Princeton alumnus Martin Dale, provides each student with a $33,000 grant to spend the year after graduation on "an independent project of extraordinary merit that will widen the recipient's experience of the world and significantly enhance his or her personal growth and intellectual development."

 

Read the full story from the Office of Communications here: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S39/38/56G41/