ProFellow Spring 2023 University Tour

Mar 07, 2023

Dr. Vicki Johnson, founder of ProFellow™, smiling and wearing a green blouse with her arms folded and leaning up against a wall at a university.

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting our ProFellow Spring 2023 University Tour. The tour will be held virtually and in person at universities and academic organizations across the United States.

During the tour, ProFellow Founder and four-time Fellow Dr. Vicki Johnson will be giving her signature hour-long fellowship seminar How to Launch Your Social Impact Career Through Professional Fellowships, as well as other special events.

Dr. Johnson’s seminar is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni seeking professional fellowships. Professional fellowships provide merit-based. short-term work placements or funding for special projects in fields such as government and public policy, advocacy, education and teaching, non-profit leadership, international affairs and diplomacy, STEM research, social justice, environmental conservation, creative arts, and other social impact fields.

During the seminar, attendees will learn:

  • what funded, merit-based professional fellowships are, with examples of programs from the audience’s discipline
  • how to find a wide range of professional and summer fellowships that will help them achieve their career goals,
  • how to identify the social impact mission of these merit-based awards and key tips for the competitive application process, and
  • how a professional fellowship can help launch their social impact career.

The seminar can be geared to specific disciplines of study and includes Q&A.

There is no cost to participating universities. Our mission is to share information about ProFellow’s free funding database and resources with students seeking unique opportunities for professional development.

About Dr. Vicki Johnson

Dr. Vicki Johnson is the Founder and CEO of ProFellow, the world’s leading online resource for professional and academic fellowships, which has served more than 5 million global students, and professional scholars with free funding resources since 2011. Vicki is a four-time fellow, top Ph.D. scholar, Fulbright recipient and an award-winning social entrepreneur. Early in her career, she completed several professional fellowships including the New York City Urban Fellows Program (2001-2), the German Chancellor Fellowship (2003-4), the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (2005) and the Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy, administered by Fulbright New Zealand (2011). Vicki worked for 15 years at the intersection of public health and emergency management. Fellowships helped Vicki land her dream job with the Obama Administration at the age of 30. She served as Policy Director of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, an expert body instituted by Congress.

Seeking a speaker on funding or career development for an conference, career fair, or event? Learn more about Dr. Vicki Johnson’s speaking engagements at her website:

Join ProFellow’s Next University Tour

Contact us to be part of ProFellow’s Fall 2023 University Tour! We work directly with university career offices, fellowship offices, alumni organizations, and university interest groups affiliates. To express your interest in a fellowships talk, please contact us via this form.

Participating Universities: Spring 2023

APS Bridge Symposium

Hosted by APS Bridge Symposium
Seminar: How to Find and Achieve Funding for Your Master’s or Doctoral Degree
Date: Sunday, March 5 at 11:00 am Pacific Time

Workshop: Create a Stand-Out Professional Resume and Academic CV
Date: Sunday, March 5 at 3:15 pm Pacific Time

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Hosted by the UCLA Anderson & Luskin School
Topic: How to Launch Your Social Impact Career Through Professional Fellowships: Opportunities in Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship, Public Policy and More
Date: Wednesday, March 8 at 12noon Pacific Time
UCLA students may contact: Marcus Castain (Anderson School) and Kevin Medina (Luskin School)

Harvard University Extension School

Hosted by the Harvard Office for Career Services
Topic: How to Find and Compete for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate Fellowships Fellowships
Date: Tuesday, March 21 at 1 pm Eastern Time
Harvard University Extension School students may contact: Shoshana Mavor

Howard University

Hosted by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
Topic: How to Fund Your Graduate School Education and Launch Your Social Impact Career Through Fellowships
Date: April 25 at 1 pm Eastern Time
Howard students may contact Jerome Haynesworth or can register using this link.

Impact Fellowships Summit

Hosted by IREX
Topic: Launchpad Talk: ProFellow’s International Fellows Network Seeks Fellowship Partners for Cross-Programmatic Alumni Engagement
Date: April 26
Fellowship organizations, learn more about the IFS event:

Nexford University

Hosted by the Nexford University Office of Career Innovation
Topic: How to Launch Your Social Impact Career Through Professional Fellowships
Date: Wednesday, May 3 at 12 noon Eastern Time
Nexford students may contact: Jennifer, Bangoura, Director of Career Innovation

NEW Leadership Texas Convening

Hosted by UT Austin Center for Women & Gender Studies
Topic: How to Launch Your Career in Public Service Through Professional Fellowships
Date: Sunday, June 4
By invitation only

McNair Scholars, University of Texas at Austin

Hosted by the UT Austin and St. Edwards McNair Scholars Programs
Topic: How to Find and Compete for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate Fellowships
Date: Monday, June 5 at 10 am Central Time
By invitation only

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