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The Policy Fellowship

The Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship is open to matriculated TC doctoral students, in ALL Teachers College departments and programs, whose dissertation research has the potential to inform societal efforts to improve educational opportunity, achievement, or equity.  This research should be focused on an important policy issue at any level of government, reflect potential for policy utility, and show a strong likelihood of being accepted in the most well-respected journals. Our view of policy relevance is a broad one, encompassing research that affects policy indirectly by shifting public understanding of societal challenges and opportunities for effective intervention.

-Fellowship recipients are awarded $6,000 ($3,000 per semester, fall and spring) to supplement academically-related living, tuition, research , or travel expenses. There are six fellowships available each year.

-Applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal by May 31st. (For example, if applying for the 2015-2016 academic year, the proposal must be approved by 5/31/2015.)

-Recipients of the fellowships may be asked to present their research work at an EPSA-sponsored event such as a colloquium, seminar or Policy Student Network activity, where appropriate.

-The deadline to submit the completed application is the last Friday in February, by 5pm.

2015-2016, List of Winners and Projects:

2014-2015, List of Winners and Projects:

2013-2014, List of Winners and Projects:

2012-2013, List of Winners and Projects: