Applying for an Emerging Leader Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship! As the first step in our process, we ask organizations interested in hosting a Fellow to submit a project abstract.


The Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship is a two-year, full-time, hands-on position for early career professionals. Fellows work collaboratively with a host organization and the Stoneleigh Foundation to execute a project that advances the missions of these organizations and enhances Fellows’ professional skills and leadership development. These projects focus on improving policies and practices in youth justice, child welfare, education, and health. The Fellowship provides salary, benefits, and a stipend for professional development. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Abstracts should be limited to two pages, single-spaced with 1-inch margins and a standard sans serif 12-point font (e.g., Calibri, Arial, Helvetica).  The abstract should include:

  • About Your Organization:  Briefly describe your organization and its mission.
  • Problem Statement: Clearly describe the problem the Emerging Leader Fellow will focus on and why it is significant.  Explain how the project fits with the mission of your organization.
  • Project Description: Describe the design, scope, and overall goals and deliverables of the project.   Explain how it addresses the problem statement and how it will add value to the field.
  • Emerging Leader Fellow: Describe how the Emerging Leader Fellow will benefit from leading this project.  Indicate any specific knowledge or skills the Fellow will need to complete this work.


Applications for organizations interested in hosting a 2021-2023 Emerging Leader Fellow will open in Summer 2020. Applications for individual candidates interested in a 2021-2023 Emerging Leader Fellowship will open in Fall 2020.


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