Ehud Halperin, who was an AIIS junior fellow in 2009, was awarded the 2011 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Ehud Halperin is a graduate student in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. His dissertation is called Hadimba Becoming Herself: A Himalayan Goddess in Change. There were only 21 fellows named out of 585 applicants this year.