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Public Scholarship Postgraduate Summer Fellowship

This is a not a Stanford fellowship. It is included in a database of paid fellowship, internship and service program opportunities offered by external organizations as a resource for all college and university students. A FISP listing does not mean that Haas Center staff have direct experience with or professionally endorse the program.

Deadline Month: 
March
Description: 

Through the Public Scholarship Postgraduate Summer Fellowship, a graduating senior or coterm student can implement or follow through on an outreach or service component of a significant research project that he or she has undertaken (e.g., senior honors thesis, synthesis or other academically-integrated capstone experience.) In most cases, this activity will be the continuation of the student’s public dissemination plan in a manner that directly serves the interests of specific community partners or public constituencies.

The Haas Center for Public Service defines public scholarship as research-based scholarly work that focuses on the social, civic, economic, educational, artistic, scientific and cultural well-being of people and places beyond the academy. Public scholarship may take a variety of forms, including public interest, public policy, design, activist/advocacy or community-based participatory research. 

The selected fellow may receive up to $5,000 to support travel, living and project-related expenses during the summer. Supplemental funding is available to students who qualify.

The Public Service Scholarship Summer Fellowship was established in 2014.

Requirements: 

Public Scholarship Summer Fellows are required to work at least 35 hours per week for nine consecutive weeks. Additional fellowship commitments include the following:

Spring Quarter

  • If you are traveling internationally, participate in the international service preparatory workshop in May 2019 (TBA).
  • Meet with your academic mentor and Luke Terra, Associate Director and Director of Community Engaged Learning and Research at the Haas Center, at least once.

Summer

  • Update staff with changes to contact information.
  • Share dissemination plan with community partner and update accordingly.
  • Submit a brief progress report.
  • Submit a final report, complete a program evaluation, and correspond with fellowship donor(s) as requested by fellowships program staff.

Autumn Quarter

  • Participate in outreach activity to share your experiences and help publicize the program.
Eligibility: 

This opportunity is open to all Stanford graduating seniors and coterms.

Selection Process: 

Complete applications will be screened, finalists interviewed, and a fellow selected by a committee.

The safety of travel to any international destination is reviewed up until time of departure. The Haas Center must adhere to the Provost’s International Travel Policy, which states that Stanford-sponsored or Stanford-organized trips that involve sending undergraduates to countries where a State Department Travel Warning has been issued is prohibited. University funds cannot be used to support travel to these locations. The U.S. Department of State posts advisories.

Application : 

2019 Application Form

2019 Faculty Recommendation Form

A letter from your community partner, outlining their understanding and support for your project, is a required component of the application. 

Application materials are due by Sunday, March 17, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT. Please email Luke Terra at lterra@stanford.edu with any questions. 

Sponsored by: 
Haas Center for Public Service
Time of year: 
Summer
Location: 
Global
U.S.
International
External or Stanford Fellowship: 
Administered by Stanford
Open to: 
Graduating students
Contact: 

For more information, please contact Luke Terra, Associate Director and Director of Community Engaged Learning and Research at the Haas Center,

Duration: 
Summer