Looking for a fellowship that won’t take you away from your full-time job or studies? Part-time fellowships are a great way to get new experiences and round out your resume without requiring a pause in your work or academic life. Some can even be done virtually! This list includes lots of opportunities in a variety of fields including sustainability, women’s history, and law, among others. If one catches your eye, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!
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1 Hotels Fellows will work in partnership with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) Emerging Leaders Program to identify pressing environmental issues and needs across the country, and then organize and execute projects that help communicate and amplify the business and economic case for smart policies to address these issues. Fellowships are restricted to early or mid-career professionals who currently work in sustainability, clean energy, water, infrastructure, or related fields. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $20,000, plus other benefits.
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide $6,000 for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Time must be available for 8 consecutive weeks of final writing and editing in response to issues raised in critical reviews. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and new and established researchers. The grants are designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and other promotions. Tenured professors are not eligible. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s history and public history. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Fellows will be in residence part-time at the New York Historical Society for one academic year with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full-time and will not receive full benefits.
The Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme welcomes an elite group of Africa’s highest potential young leaders, representing a wide range of sectors. Offered on a part-time basis over six months, the Programme includes two 9-day Group Learning Modules with an impressive array of distinguished leaders and faculty. These are intensive interactive workshops; one at the historic Mont Fleur conference facility (South Africa), and the other split between Oxford University and London (UK). Candidates must be nominated.
The Bryce Harlow Fellowship supports highly motivated students in pursuit of a career in professional advocacy through government relations and lobbying. Fellowships are awarded to individuals who undertake graduate-level studies on a part-time basis and work full-time. Graduate programs may include, but are not limited to, public policy, law, and business. The $8,000 award will help defray tuition costs and will be paid directly to the university. Students will also receive mentoring from the foundation’s board members and career development support throughout the fellowship, which can be renewed each year of the graduate degree.
The Culture of Health Leaders program provides cross-sector leadership development based on evidence, informed by experience, and grounded in principles of equity and social justice. The program is open to individuals from a variety of disciplines—such as technology, the arts, public policy, business, community development, education, transportation, public health, health care, and others—who are committed to working with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America. Each leader will have access to up to $20,000 per year for three years (a total of up to $60,000). Additional tools and resources will be available for year 3 project-related activities.
The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000 to an outstanding editorial writer or columnist to expand their journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. The annual award can be used to cover the cost of study, research, and/or travel in any field. Candidates must hold a part-time or full-time editorial writing or columnist position at a news publication in the United States and have at least 3 years of relevant work experience. Fellows must publish their work in the form of editorials and other writings, including books, within 18 months of receiving the fellowship.
Fellowship in Global Journalism
Each year, the University of Toronto selects 15 outstanding people from around the world with specialist knowledge of their discipline for an 8-month fellowship. Applicants must have a graduate degree, or professional degree, or a few years’ work experience in their discipline; have strong communications instincts; and are hungry to cover their disciplines as journalists on all platforms including print, online, broadcast, and radio, full-time or part-time. Prior experience as a journalist is NOT necessary, but some specific qualities are. Fellows graduate with a Certificate in Global Journalism. Fellowship provides $20,000 towards tuition.
The Fund II Roots & Shoots National Fellowship has been designed to provide an opportunity for young people of color to complete community-focused projects that help foster respect and compassion for all living beings, promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and inspire individuals to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment. The program welcomes part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate, or gap year students ages 18-24. Fellows will be mentored throughout the 10-month term as they develop professional skills and receive a stipend of $3,000 to support their project.
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation. The Haas Institute Summer Fellowship is a fourteen-week part-time paid internship where students and non-students work on one a wide range of projects relating to marginalized groups and transformative change and issues related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, and class at local, regional, and global levels.
The Teacher Fellows Network Program provides states and districts with the tools, data, and infrastructure to foster teacher communities, formulate innovative ideas and directly solve education challenges. The program trains and supports public educators to understand the stakeholders in education systems and to vet solutions to the pressing challenges in policy design and implementation. Currently, fellowships are offered in Hawai’i, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. The part-time, mostly virtual program allows public teachers to remain in their classroom during the two-year fellowship and provides a stipend along with the opportunity to expand their professional learning network in-person and online. Recruitment for new cohorts in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah begins in January.
New America’s Fellows Program invests in thinkers—academics, journalists, independent scholars, and public policy analysts—who offer fresh and often unconventional perspectives on the major challenges facing our society. Fellows advance big ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and/or storytelling. Fellows benefit from a financial stipend, engagement with each other and with New America’s various policy programs, and the expanded audience and exposure from New America and its media partners. Precise terms and stipend levels of fellowships vary widely, as some fellows work full-time at New America in pursuit of their research, while many others have other professional commitments during the term of their fellowship.
The Global Leaders Fellowship is a rigorous, six-month virtual leadership coaching program for newly appointed or emerging nonprofit executives globally. The program blends monthly one-on-one coaching for each fellow with monthly group coaching for the entire class. There is no fee to participate, nor travel or residency requirements. The program seeks new and emerging nonprofit and NGO executives, between 25 and 35 years of age, who have already established a solid record of accomplishment within their communities, careers, and organizations.
The Perez Research Fellowship is a 1-year fellowship for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, or retired professionals, of color who want to learn about and contribute to the field of applied research and consulting. Fellows receive training in research methodologies, participate in projects, build their professional networks, and enjoy the opportunity to learn from a leading community-centered research and design firm. The fellowship is part-time and includes 10-20 hours per month of training and project work, plus a stipend of $6,000. Fellows must be able to travel to Oakland, CA for fellowship activities.
The PopTech Science Fellows program is a unique leadership development opportunity designed to help high-potential working scientists become more effective communicators, collaborators, and leaders both within and beyond the traditional bounds of academia. Each year, PopTech selects 10-12 Fellows drawn from many different research fields, from economics and planetary science to renewable energy and biomedical research. The Fellows are convened by PopTech for a special training program and participate in and give short presentations at the PopTech annual conference. The nomination process is by invitation only.
The Projecting All Voices Fellowship invites underrepresented artists and arts practitioners to apply for a part-time, benefits-eligible appointment at Arizona State University. The fellowship, which begins in the fall of 2018, is a nine-month academic position at ASU, designated for artists who desire additional support in terms of mentorship, research, professional development, networking, instructions, and opportunities to present or cultivate projects. Fellows will mentor students while working on solving field-level issues of equity in arts and culture and higher education institutions.
The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship provides part-time and full-time fellowships to those working print and online journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience. Applicants propose a 1-year writing project on a topic of their choosing, focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society. In addition, the Phillips Foundation awards separate fellowships on the environment, free enterprise, and law enforcement. The fellowship awards stipends of $50,000 (full-time) and $25,000 (part-time). Applicants must be US citizens.
The School Ambassador Fellowship is a paid position that supports the Department’s mission by employing a cadre of outstanding educators to contribute their classroom and school expertise to the national education dialogue and in turn facilitate discussions with educators across the country. The program offers two separate year-long tracks: the Washington Fellowship, which is a full-time appointment where teachers, principals, and other school staff members are based in residence at the Department’s Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Campus Fellowship enables educators to collaborate with the Department on a part-time basis while maintaining their regular school responsibilities in their home communities.
The Soros Justice Fellowships support outstanding individuals—including lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, writers, print and broadcast journalists, artists, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices—to undertake full-time projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, change policy or practice, and catalyze change around the U.S. criminal legal system at the local, state, and national levels. Fellowships can be either 12 or 18 months in duration and may be undertaken with the support of a host organization
SVAcademy’s Business Development Fellowship is an exclusive 12-week, part-time, online program where fellows receive mentorship from top business executives in Silicon Valley. Upon completion, fellows receive a high-paying full-time job with one of their fast-growing portfolio companies in the Bay Area. 100% of SVAcademy graduates are employed in junior business development roles in the software industry. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Check the website for the next deadline.
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