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Steans Graduate Fellowship

Steans Center Sustainability

Deadline For Spring Quarter 2023: March 10, 2023

Upcoming Deadlines:​

Summer Quarter 2023: June 1, 2023​

The Harrison I. Steans Graduate Fellowship supports DePaul students accepted and enrolled in any graduate degree program. Fellowship projects are designed collaboratively with off-campus organizational partners, focus on social equity, and draw inspiration from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Graduate fellows directly apply their disciplinary knowledge and skills to build capacity within communities to work toward sustainable social, economic, and/or environmental change.  Fellowship funding can be awarded to support required internships.

Fellowships are awarded every academic quarter to begin during the subsequent quarter. The fellowship consists of 100 hours per quarter and are renewable for up to three consecutive quarters pending quarterly review by the Steans Center. Applicants can propose projects for the duration of one, two, or three terms (consecutively). Fellows receive a quarterly stipend for up to three terms in the amount of $1,800 per term ($5,400 maximum) for masters-level students and $2,000 per term ($6,000 maximum) for doctoral students. During each term of the fellowship, fellows engage in a group reflections on their projects with Steans Center staff. Fellows may be able to pursue academic credit for their fellowship projects within their respective graduate programs (see graduate program director).

At the completion of the fellowship, fellows submit a summative report illustrating the knowledge and impact resulting from their project. These reports are made available for future applicants, community partners, and the public. Lastly, fellows present their projects at an annual symposium open to the public.

Please submit inquiries about the Steans Graduate Fellowship to Howard Rosing