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Public Scholarship Postgraduate Summer Fellowship

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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.

The Public Service Scholarship Summer Fellowship was established in 2014.


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 2017 (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.


  • 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.

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 : 

2018 Student Application

2018 Faculty Recommendation Form

A letter from your community partner, outlining their understanding and support for your project, should be sent to Luke Terra.  

Application materials are due by Wednesday, March 16, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT. 

Sponsored by: 
Haas Center for Public Service
Time of year: 
External or Stanford Fellowship: 
Administered by Stanford
Open to: 
Graduating students

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