AYPF Youth Policy Fellowship

Posted by on January 31, 2003

The Harold Howe II Youth Policy Fellowship of the American Youth Policy Forum

The AMERICAN YOUTH POLICY FORUM (AYPF) announces the inauguration of a Fellowship to be awarded each year to a promising young scholar or scholar-practitioner. The Fellow will carry out a self-designed project on significant issues in youth policy, practice, research or program evaluation, focusing particularly on disadvantaged youth. The Fellowship is supported under a grant from the Ford Foundation. The first Fellowship will be available for work commencing in the Summer or Fall of 2003.

The work of the Fellows will at the same time contribute to the expertise of AYPF and of the youth policy field, as Fellows carry out an in-depth exploration of an important issue or initiative. Such projects will help to extend and deepen AYPF’s current work in developing youth policy reports on effective interventions for youth.

Criteria for Selection: Master of Arts degree or higher earned in the past five years; Applicants must possess excellent writing and sufficient computer competency to carry out their own research and writing; A tightly-written 3 to 5-page proposal outlining the proposed scope of work, methodology and resources to be consulted. (An accompanying biographical sketch, professional recom-mendations, prior employment history, and previous writings should be appended to the application. However, the prime basis for the AYPF Fellowship award is the quality and relevancy of the submitted proposal to the field of youth policy and practice.)

Deadline for proposals is March 1, 2003. Our intention is to announce the first Fellowship awardee early in May 2003. The awardee may begin residence at AYPF by mutual agreement over the next one-year period. Fellows will receive a stipend of $25,000 and, if not otherwise available, health insurance.

Please submit all applications to: Harold Howe II Fellowship, American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2505. To learn more about AYPF, see our website at http://www.aypf.org.

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