The Emerging Fellowship is a year-long, individual, part-time remote opportunity, in which students dig deeper into formal research and advocacy efforts in their selected topic, coming at the end of the program with a written research product and a campaign plan. As a cohort, they receive support from national staff in the form of required readings and discussions, trainings, and individualized guidance on their work, as well as regular check ins. They also have their written work revised by a formal Review Committee, made of Roosevelt Institute staff members, fellows, and network alumni. The Fellowship is one of our advanced policy and research opportunities, aimed at students who have already been through at least one of our programs, and received our core trainings – either through national webinars or their local chapters.
Who should apply?
Undergraduate students who have already been through the foundational track of Roosevelt’s trainings
Undergraduate students who have already identified a problem, have a formulated idea and a proposed solution to their problem
Rooseveleters who wish to engage in more formal research on their topics
Roosevelters who can commit to a year-long, part-time opportunity
Graduating seniors are not eligible for this opportunity.
What is the end product of this Fellowship?
Fellows can choose the type of written work they wish to produce from a list of possible types of research pieces, including: a white paper, an issue or policy brief/memo, a report, an essay, and similar pieces. They are also expected to produce a campaign plan on which they will act while still in the Fellowship, which will involve power mapping and doing outreach to local organizations and individuals working on their topic.
Applications open: April 1st
Applications close: April 30th
Interviews – if needed: May 6-9th
Selected Fellows are notified: May 10th
Program roll out: September 2nd 2019 – May 22nd 2020
What to expect if selected?
Be part of a cohort of Fellows
Receive trainings on the advanced track of the Roosevelt Network programs, focused on how to conduct formal research, policy analysis and writing, and building a campaign
Access to research textbook readings and guided discussions
Individual support and guidance, both on written and advocacy work, through regular check-ins with Roosevelt Network staff
Formal review of research and written work by a Review Committee, made of Institute staff and fellows, network staff and alumni.
What is the time commitment?
Students should expect to commit 10-15 hours per week to their projects, including trainings, readings and check ins.
Is this a stipended opportunity?
Yes. Each student receives a stipend of 800 dollars per semester of the program to support the development of their work. Receiving that stipend is conditional on meeting the commitments of the program, revised at the end of each semester.
How do I apply?
Check out some of the work done by previous Emerging Fellows below!
2017-2018 Emerging Fellow Reports
Remembering Rural: Shaping Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology in North Carolina
by Vishnu Ramachandran
2016-2017 Emerging Fellow Reports
Updated and Upgraded: Improving energy efficiency in Athens-Clarke County
by Shreya Ganeshan