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Cambridge, MA — Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG), part of the Taubman Center on State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School, is launching fellowships in Education Entrepreneurship with a $2,930,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.
The grant will provide support for masters and doctoral candidates at Harvard focused on education entrepreneurship and school reform in the United States. Support for students will come from newly offered tuition and stipend fellowships starting in the 2016-17 academic year. The grant will also provide support for postdoctoral research fellowships at PEPG and for visiting scholars.
The Koch Foundation funds will enhance PEPG’s programming in teaching and mentorship, research, and administrative resources and support. PEPG, through its core faculty, affiliates, and staff, will offer mentorship and training to its graduate and post-doctoral fellows. PEPG will continue to produce rigorous research, organize national and international conferences on issues ranging from school choice to public opinion on education policy, publish its nationally acclaimed journal Education Next, and sponsor its research colloquia lecture series begun in 2004. Through these events and activities, PEPG brings together some of the world's most respected education researchers, scholars, practitioners and elected officials on an annual basis.
Established in 1996 under the direction of Paul E. Peterson, the PEPG has distinguished itself as a significant contributor to the systematic analysis of education policy and governing arrangements. Located within Harvard University's Government Department and the Kennedy School of Government's Taubman Center for State and Local Government, PEPG continues to fulfill its core missions to provide high-level scientific training for young scholars who can make independent contributions to scholarly research; foster a national community of reform-minded scientific researchers; and produce path-breaking studies that provide a scientific basis for school reform policy. The program’s website is www.hks.harvard.edu/pepg
Paul E. Peterson, the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, directs the PEPG and is the editor-in-chief of Education Next. Martin R. West, Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is PEPG deputy director and an executive editor of Education Next.