The German program congratulates Will Mahan for being awarded a Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a highly sought-after award for doctoral students and as one of the recipients Will won out over intense competition. The fellowship relieves doctoral students from having to teach or assist faculty in research and provides them a stipend to compensate for the income that they would have earned as a teaching assistant or research assistant. Free from substantial obligation, the student can focus entirely on researching and writing his or her dissertation. This award is a mark of honor bestowed on students for their scholarship and their promise of outstanding academic and professional contribution.