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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Harrison I. Steans Graduate Fellowship​​​

Harrison Steans Fellowship Introduction

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. 

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. 

Next Deadline -  Fall Quarter 2021 Fellowships: August 31, 2021

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Racial Equity Graduate Research Fellowship

Racial Equity Introduction
The Steans Center for Community- based Service Learning in partnership with the Center for Black Diaspora seeks to support a Racial Equity Graduate  Research Fellowship that aims to support African American DePaul graduate students in conducting focused, community-based research on efforts to promote racial equity in Chicago.​

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.

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​Deadline for applications: TBA