Guggenheim Fellowships are extremely prestigious. Sergey is a Distinguished Professor at UT, with an appointment shared between Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Mathematics. His home page can be found here: http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gavrila/. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (see http://www.gf.org/index.html) provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts. The title of Sergey’s Guggenheim proposal is: The social brain hypothesis: coevolution of genes, memes, and social networks. For a list of 2008 Guggeneheim Fellowship recipients, see http://www.gf.org/newfellow.html and http://www.gf.org/newfellow-fields.html.