Dr. Michael Cover, assistant professor of theology, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers for the 2018-19 academic year. Cover will spend the year in Germany at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster.
The Humboldt Research Fellowship is sponsored by the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation and enables scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers to spend extended periods of time to research in Germany. Once Cover has completed the fellowship year, he will be part of the world-wide Humboldt Fellows Alumni Network.
“Receiving a Humboldt Fellowship at this stage in my career is really encouraging,” Cover said. “It will help me complete this important commentary for the Brill Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series and open the door to future projects and collaborations. I am excited to enhance the quality of my work through dialogue with the scholars at WWU Münster, both at the IJD as well as the Ancient Mediterranean and New Testament seminars. I’m honored to be a Humboldtian.”
While in Germany, Cover will continue to work on his second monograph — a study of the first-century Jewish theologian and philosopher, Philo of Alexandria.
“This represents a wonderful achievement and recognition of his good work,” said Dr. Susan Wood, professor and chair of theology.