Eligibility

What types of organizations are eligible to host a Fellow?

The following types of organizations working in Philadelphia are eligible to apply:

  • Academic institutions (e.g., research centers, academic research hospitals, universities)
  • Nonprofit organizations (e.g., legal services providers, advocacy organizations, child welfare agencies, other service providers)
  • Public sector agencies (e.g., local/state government agencies, school district, district attorney’s office, judiciary)

What types of candidates are eligible to become a Fellow?

We are interested in providing an opportunity for early-career professionals who would benefit from the experience of leading a policy, research, or advocacy project. We expect that candidates will have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree within the three years prior to submitting their applications.

FUNDING EXCLUSIONS

  • Organizations that are currently hosting a Fellow are ineligible to apply.
  • Staff currently employed full-time by the host organization, including Fellows, are ineligible to apply for the Fellowship. (Interns currently working for the partner organization are, however, eligible to apply.)
  • We do not support Fellowship projects focused on lobbying or advocacy aimed at influencing specific legislation.
  • We do not support Fellowship projects that focus exclusively on providing direct services to individuals.
  • We do not support Fellowship projects that do not impact youth or young adults.

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