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During the late 1990s, Chicagoland philanthropist, entrepreneur, and DePaul University Trustee Harrison I. Steans had a vision to transform how DePaul University prepares students to work with communities, learn, and build a better collective future for all.
Today, the Steans Center directly integrates service-learning pedagogy and related experiential learning opportunities throughout all corners of campus, with more than 4,000 DePaul students annually in partnership with DePaul faculty and community-based practitioners across a range of pressing issues.
In 2020, the Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison Family Foundation honored Harrison’s legacy and values by endowing the Harrison I. Steans Graduate Fellowship program as an extension of the Steans Center’s role in serving DePaul's mission.
Reflecting the lifelong work of Harrison in supporting community development, the Steans Graduate Fellowship program is an opportunity available to any DePaul graduate student to advance their learning while promoting social equity and sustainability in neighborhoods and communities. Graduate students collaboratively propose innovative and impactful service, advocacy or community-based research projects that focus on social, environmental and/or economic sustainability, while honing their development as ethical leaders in their respective career fields.
Deadline for Spring Quarter 2021 applications: March 8, 2021 [Deadline Extended]
Learn more about Steans Graduate Fellowship
The Research Fellowship is for an African American graduate student and talented racial justice advocate interested in research focused on one or more of the following areas in partnership with a community organization: solutions to police violence targeting Black Lives, policies that counter systemic racism, and efforts to positively transform institutions that condone white supremacy. The Fellow is expected to become a knowledge expert who can contribute to research and practice to advance social change strategies and anti-racism campaigns locally. The fellowship is competitive and applicants should devote a sincere effort to their application.
Learn more about Racial Equity Fellowship
Deadline for applications: TBA