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Fellowship Requirements

Master's requirements

The deadline to apply for the 2017-18 PEPG Master’s Fellowship in Education Entrepreneurship is February 24, 2017.

PEPG is offering two-year half-tuition fellowships for those pursuing the Master of Public Policy program at HKS or an equivalent master’s program at Harvard University. Please note that the deadline to submit applications for admission Harvard University varies among degrees/programs and schools. Check with the specific program for the appropriate admissions deadline.

Applicants should submit the following materials (in PDF format) no later than February 24, 2017 (the deadline) to pepg_administrator@hks.harvard.edu:

• Letter of intent (not to exceed 1,000 words) with current contact information including email address.

Please discuss your interest in education policy and education entrepreneurship, making direct connections to your personal goals and past experiences, and how they motivate you to apply for a PEPG fellowship. 

• Current curriculum vita (not to exceed two pages in length).

Doctoral Fellowship requirements

The deadline to apply for the 2017-18 PEPG Doctoral Fellowship in Education Entrepreneurship is February 24, 2017.

PEPG is offering two-year full tuition fellowships with a 10-month stipend (AY2016-17 $27,600) for those pursuing a full-time doctoral program at Harvard University. Please note that the deadline to submit applications for admission Harvard University varies among degrees/programs and schools. Check with the specific program for the appropriate admissions deadline.

Requirements:
Applicants should submit the following materials (in PDF format) no later than February 24, 2017 (the deadline) to pepg_administrator@hks.harvard.edu:

• Letter of intent (not to exceed 1,000 words) with current contact information including email address.

Please discuss your interest in education policy and education entrepreneurship, making direct connections to your personal goals and past experiences, and how they motivate you to apply for a PEPG fellowship. 

• Current curriculum vita (not to exceed two pages in length).

Postdoctoral Fellowship requirements

The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships is February 24, 2017.

PEPG is offering a one-year resident research fellowship at the postdoctoral level starting in the summer of 2016. The fellow will work at Harvard University and engage in independent projects that are related to the program’s focus. Additionally, s/he will be expected to collaborate with PEPG’s ongoing research and programs. This may include conference planning and administration, as well as working on PEPG publications. Applicants who have not yet received their Doctoral degree may apply. However, they must receive it by September 1, 2017 in order to participate. Fellow must begin their residency no later than the week of September 1, 2017.

Candidates must have received PhD (or equivalent degree) within five years of the applied-for academic year.

The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $55,000. It provides modest health insurance coverage but no housing. However, assistance in obtaining affordable housing will be provided.

Applicants should submit two complete hard copies of the following materials no later than February 24, 2017 (the deadline):

• Letter of intent with current contact information including email address.

• Current curriculum vita (please include any past awards, scholarships and publications).

• A 2000-word proposal describing one or more research projects that will be conducted and completed while at PEPG. The proposal should include relevant background information, discrete objectives, importance and feasibility, as well as the methodology that will be used.

• Two samples of writing, if not published, then of publishable quality. These should be pertinent to the proposed research.

• The names of and letters of recommendation from three or four people qualified and willing to evaluate the applicant’s project and scholarly qualifications. Recommenders should mail their letters directly to PEPG or they can be email to the address below.

Applicants may also email their materials, in PDF format only please. All materials must arrive by the deadline. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed/considered.


All materials should be addressed to:

PEPG Postdoctoral Program
C/O Antonio Wendland
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, Taubman 304
Cambridge, MA 02138

For further information, please email: pepg_administrator@hks.harvard.edu.

Former Research Fellow Matthew Ackerman (center) delivers a presentation as Gov. Jeb Bush looks on.

Dr. Jari Lavonen (right) discusses schools in Finland with PEPG Fellow Carlos Lastra-Anadon.

Former PEPG Post-Doc Fellow Matthew Chingos discussing teacher salaries at the PEPG Conference "Merit Pay: Will it Work? Is it Politically Viable?"