2013-14 Bennett Fellows
Sally Denton
BMI - Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress
Sally Denton, an award-winning historian and investigative reporter, is the author of seven books, including The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America; American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows; and The Plots Against the President: FDR, A Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right. Denton’s journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Salon. She has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships and was inducted in the Nevada Writers’ Hall of Fame in 2008.
Matt Davis
Tom and Mary Gallagher Fellow
Matthew Davis, the 2013-14 Tom & Mary Gallagher Fellow, is the author of When Things Get Dark: A Mongolian Winter's Tale, a work of nonfiction weaving memoir, travel essay, and journalism that stems from his time in Mongolia as a Peace Corps volunteer. Work from this first book won awards from The Atlantic, The Best American Travel Writing anthology, and Peace Corps Writers. Davis was a Jurgens Fellow at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies from 2008-2010 and a Fulbright Fellow in 2010-2011 to Jordan and Syria.
2015-16 Shearing Fellow Okey Ndibe
Application & Deadlines

The EXTENDED application deadline for the 2017-18 Bennet Fellowships is November 15, 2016. Mailed materials should postmarked by November 15.

How to Apply

(1) Download and fill out this PDF application form (use Adobe Acrobat for best results).

(2) Submit the PDF form and other required materials online here.

(3) Mail a hard copy of all application materials and one published book (in English) to the following address:

Attn: Fellowship Application
Black Mountain Institute
Box 455085
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5085

Inquiries

If you have questions about the Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program, please email cynthia.reed@unlv.edu.

Current Fellows
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