The program is open to scholars and practitioners interested in building Third-Sector capacity in the United States and overseas.
Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project and participate in a seminar with Third-Sector leaders.
Specific topical areas are chosen each year.
Fellows will participate in a 3-month seminar on the U.S. and international voluntary sectors.
Fellows are expected to produce a 25-page research paper on their findings, which will be presented in the seminar.
They will learn about the work of key agencies and meet with foundation and nonprofit representatives. They will also attend selected workshops or conferences.
Each fellowship covers the cost of tuition and includes a $1,300-per month stipend (taxable) to cover living and research-related expenses.
In addition, the Center will also provide single-room dormitory accommodations with shared facilities at International House (adjacent to Columbia University), as well as economy round-trip air travel to and from New York City.
Tuition-based appointments may also be made, pending approval by the selection committee. Tuition information is available upon request.
A limited number of fellowships for research on diaspora or corporate philanthropy are also available for applicants based outside the United States only.
Please note that due to a high volume of applications received, research proposals that address topics other than community foundations, diaspora philanthropy, and corporate philanthropy will not be considered.