The deadline for the 2020 Fellowship has passed. Please check back next fall to apply for the 2021 Fellowship program.
Do you want to share your research with audiences beyond the academy, write an effective op-ed or policy brief, testify before Congress, or work with community and professional groups?
The Public Engagement Project invites applications from UMass research active faculty and lecturers for the Spring 2020 Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship.
As a Public Engagement Faculty Fellow, you’ll develop a fellowship plan tailored to your expertise and aspirations for reaching broader publics. You will receive technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences, cultivate networks to reach those publics, and workshop your policy brief, blog, op-ed piece, or other public engagement product(s).
Faculty Fellows will meet twice per month during the 2020 spring semester, attending panels and skill-building workshops offered by faculty, communications experts from University Relations, and others experienced with public engagement. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work in small groups and receive peer mentoring tailored to their engagement plan, as well as to present their research to Massachusetts lawmakers. An initial meeting for accepted applicants will take place in the afternoon in December 2019.
In addition to opportunities for skill development, networking, and outreach, Public Engagement Faculty Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend for their research account.
Selection criteria include:
- Substantial research record as a research active faculty member or lecturer
- Research with the potential for significant public impact
- Commitment to developing materials for non-academic audiences during the fellowship period and beyond
“Potential for significant public impact” recognizes the many forms that public engagement can take—e.g., working with media, policy makers, the courts, advocacy groups, or professional and practitioner organizations.
Applications will be reviewed and selected by the program steering committee, and applicants will be informed about final selections in December 2019.
For questions about the Fellowship, please contact PEP Fellowship Director, Lisa Troy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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