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The Program: Launched in 1949 with support from the Carnegie Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship seeks to promote the quality of responsible and discerning journalism that exemplified the work of Edward R. Murrow. In 1965, the program was renamed in his honor and is supported by the CBS Foundation and Ford Foundation. One CFR resident fellowship is awarded each year to a distinguished foreign correspondent or editor. The Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow spends nine months full time in residence at CFR’s headquarters in New York City. The program enables the fellow to engage in sustained analysis and writing, expand his or her intellectual and professional horizons, and extensively participate in CFR’s active program of meetings and events.
Eligibility: The program is only open to applicants who have distinguished credentials in the field of journalism and who have covered international news as a working journalist for print, broadcast, or online media widely available in the United States. Applicants are limited to those individuals who are authorized to work in the United States and who will continue to be authorized for the duration of the fellowship. CFR does not sponsor for visas.
Fellowship Award: The program awards a stipend of $65,000 as well as a modest travel grant. The fellow is considered an independent contractor rather than an employee of CFR, and is not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.
Application Deadline: Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online between January 1 and March 1, 2013.
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Once in a while I come across a fellowship that re-confirms this: there’s a fellowship for everything. The Hudson River Foundation is offering full-time Mark B. Bain Graduate Research Fellowships to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system. Fellowships awarded to doctoral students include a stipend of up to $15,000 for one year, and those for Master’s students will include a stipend of up to $11,000 for one year. Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowship applications are due March 18, 2013.
The Foundation’s Hudson River Fund was created to address the need for an independent institution to sponsor scientific research and education programs on the River’s ecological system. This comes after a long series of legal controversies concerning the environmental impacts of power plants on the Hudson River.
The Foundation also has a summer fellowship, the Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program, to support research on the Hudson River. $3,800 wouldn’t go far in New York City, but the Polgar Fellowships may be awarded for studies anywhere within the tidal Hudson estuary from New York Harbor to the Federal Dam at Troy, New York, including the four marshes of the National Estuarine Research Reserve. Applications for the summer fellowship are due February 11, 2013.
Education Pioneers is a national nonprofit that aims to accelerate excellence in education by attracting and developing top leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs to help improve the public education system. One way they do this is through their competitive education fellowship programs. Education Pioneers offers an Analyst Fellowship: a full-time, paid, 10-month program that places talented early career professionals into mission-critical roles in school districts, charter management organizations, nonprofits, and other leading education organizations. In 2012, Education Pioneers will place 60 Analyst Fellows in organizations in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and the state of Texas.
Also big news – Analyst Fellows and Alumni are now eligible for a $20,000 MBA scholarship at the Boston University School of Management!
That’s not all. Education Pioneers also offers a summer Graduate School Fellowship with a $7,000 stipend, as well as a new Yearlong Fellowship, for a 12 month work experience. All Fellows gain work experience and participate in professional development workshops to prepare them for leadership positions in education, and Yearlong Fellows receive an annual salary ranging between $65,000 and $75,000, plus benefits.
As an Education Pioneer Fellow, what could you accomplish in 10 weeks or 12 months? Fellows complete projects such as developing a student achievement data system for a school district, preparing growth and quality expansion plans for charter schools, and performing advocacy work to support school turnaround strategies. In addition, past Fellows have:
- Managed a $600,000 charter school facility renovation
- Presented policy recommendations to the Secretary of Education
- Forecasted the effects of a school district’s human capital initiatives
- Designed professional development curriculum for a school, and
- Conducted legal research for education-related litigation.
Fellowship application deadlines are approaching in February. Read here for more information.
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I often hear people talk about their desire to change careers, yet many people are unsure how to make this change, especially in a downturned economy where jobs are scarce. One industry that is in dire need of a new injection of talent and enthusiasm is teaching. The UN estimates that 8 million teachers are needed worldwide by 2015 in order to provide universal access to primary education. The timing couldn’t be better for a career change into teaching.
There are a number of teaching fellowships around the United States, some specifically for career changers with no previous teaching experience. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation funds a teaching fellowship program in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, to prepare career changers and college graduates to teach math, science, engineering and technology in rural and urban schools. Fellows commit to teach for at least 3 years, and receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a special intensive master’s program at a local university. This program is expanding thanks to a recent $4.9 million grant from the Lilly Endowment.
The New York City American Museum of Natural History also just launched a new teaching fellowship. The Museum has created a paid teaching fellowship for their 15-month Master of Arts program in science teaching, which is intended to train middle school and high school Earth science teachers. Students spend two summers working with scientists and educators at the Museum, one in a youth program and the other in a science practicum residency. In between, students spend 10 months in a New York City school, paired with an exemplary teacher selected by school principals.
If you are seeking an opportunity abroad, Teach for China recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding US and Chinese graduates to work side-by-side to deliver an excellent education in high poverty and rural Chinese communities.
These represent just a small selection of fellowships that support a career change to teaching. Check out ProFellow’s database for information on more than 25 teaching fellowship programs, as well as several hundred other professional fellowship opportunities.
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1. Create a plan
2. Project proposal ideas
3. Talk to current / former fellows
4. Prepare an effective resumé
5. Find a host institution
6. Write a compelling personal statement
7. Prepare a strong project proposal
8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)
9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)
10. Nail the individual and group interviews