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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the fellowship specifically for ASU students or Arizona residents?
This opportunity is open to all advanced Master's or doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career professionals. It is not restricted to a specific state or university.

Can international students apply?
International students are welcome to apply as long as they meet the requirement listed above.

Where would the 1-year fellowship program take place?
The fellowship would primarily take place at your home institution or organization. There will be some travel for meetings during the year. The summer internship will take place at a policy-related organization that will be worked out with you and your mentors (preferably in Washington DC).

When will the Fellowship and summer internship programs begin?
The fellowship will begin in early-mid August of 2020. The internship will occur during the summer of 2021.

What is the duration of the summer internship?
The summer internship is flexible, ranging from 8 to 12 weeks depending upon the availability of the Fellow and needs of the organization.

What organization will the internship be with?
The specifics of the organization will be tailored to match the preferences of the Fellow.

Would the $10,000 cover all expenses including housing for the summer internship in Washington, D.C.?
Fellows can choose to use their $10,000 stipend to cover their living expenses for the summer internship. We anticipate that the stipend would cover a majority your expenses in the summer.

What would take place as part of the fellowship during the 2020-2021 academic year?
Applicants will propose a project focused on equity in the early years to the early grades, with direct application to policy. Each Fellow will present their project at a Fellows convening at the end of the Fellowship. Each fellow will be required to submit a written deliverable that can be used to support more equitable systems for young children. Deliverables may vary based on the project, but may include a white paper, policy brief, or something similar.

Should my project proposal be an ongoing project that I am currently working on in my current PhD program or something that I would like to begin working?
The proposed project will be at the discretion of the Fellow. Fellows are welcome to propose new work or build on existing work. Deliverables must be new and unique to the Fellowship.

Should my project be focused on U.S. issues and samples, or could I engage in international work?
Given the CEP’s focus on domestic policy issues, projects should be focused on domestic policy issues and young children in the United States.

How long will the professional development convenings be and when will they occur?
The convenings will likely be 2-3 days; the dates are not yet determined.

Admission to the program will be announced mid-April.