A vital component of the mission of the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at Harvard University is to provide high-level scientific training for young scholars who can make independent contributions to scholarly research in education policy as well as motivate education reform as future practitioners and policymakers. In pursuit of this mission, PEPG offers graduate and postgraduate fellowships with the generous support of private foundations and individual donors who have a passion for seeing the work of education reform come to fruition.

In addition to our postdoctoral research fellowship program, each year PEPG awards fellowships to a cohort of scholars pursuing Master’s degrees in public policy or administration. In the clips that follow, some former and current PEPG Education Entrepreneur and Dalzell Graduate fellows share the impact that their fellowships have had on their studies, research, and future careers.


Samantha Batel Kane
Master of Public Policy, 2022;
PhD student in Education Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Daniel Curtis
Master of Public Policy candidate, currently enrolled at HKS


Taran Raghuram
Master of Public Policy, 2022; data science associate at Equal Opportunity Ventures

Priyanka Varma
Master of Public Policy candidate, currently enrolled at HKS


Nicole Venguer
Master of Public Policy, 2022; Government Innovation Fellow, Taubman Center for State and Local Government at HKS

Chuck Nadd
Master of Public Policy, 2021; Major, U.S. Army Reserve