07:51 PM

Announcing the launch of the Public Impact Fellows program

The University is excited to announce the launch of the Public Impact Fellows program – an initiative to support University faculty in disseminating their scholarship and research to public venues.

Public Impact Fellows will receive training, access to work shops, and consultation from a new full-time Research Communicator. Training will focus on translating your work for public dissemination using a variety of tools – blogs, radio, television, op-eds, and social media. Public Impact Fellows will meet regularly with their cohort for group trainings and will develop and receive feedback on various products through individual consultation with the Research Communicator.

This two year fellowship program will involve training in year one and mentoring a new cohort of fellows in year two. Public Impact Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for each year in the program to support their efforts of public scholarship.

The inaugural cohort of Public Impact Fellows will be selected based on their interest and capacity for disseminating their work publicly and their ability to describe how such training will benefit their work and the community. Faculty from across disciplines and career stages are encouraged to apply. Approximately 15-25 individuals will make up the initial cohort of Public Impact Fellows. Selected individuals will be notified in March 2018 for the program launch in April 2018.

Apply by Feb. 1, 2018.