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 and produce a written research product and 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, comprised 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 who have 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 and/or have a formulated idea and 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: February 14th
- Applications close: March 9th
- Interviews (if needed): March 9-20th
- Selected fellows are notified: April 3rd
- Program rollout: June 1st – May 25th, 2021
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 conducting 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, comprised of Institute staff and fellows, network staff and alumni.
What is the time commitment?
Please note this year’s program will begin in the summer with a smaller time commitment (participants will commit to 3-5 hours per week) than the rest of the fellowship. During the spring and fall semesters, 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 $1,800 for the year 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?
Please reach out to Fernanda Nogueira with any questions.