Richard and Nancy Fenno Summer Fellowships
Call for Applications, Summer 2014
The Richard and Nancy Fenno Summer Fellowships are designed to support and encourage Rochester undergraduates to engage in activities that will stimulate their personal and intellectual growth and which will make them even more valuable members of the university community upon their return to campus. Specifically, a summer stipend of $2,500 will be offered for students engaging in activities broadly related to politics and policy. Such activities could include working in any of the government branches in Washington, D.C., in state or local governments, or in analogous international positions. They could also include involvement in policy-related interest groups, not-for-profits, or think tanks. As the program is intended to move students away from campus, proposals for students to be involved in the Rochester metropolitan area will not be considered.
Students can be candidates for a Fenno Fellowship after their sophomore or junior years, with preference given to juniors. Students will be judged both on their overall performance as students at the University of Rochester as well as the likelihood that their proposed activities will represent an important growth experience. Students will be expected to write a short report at the end of the summer reflecting on their experiences and to be available to share their thoughts with others during the course of the next academic year (e.g., to inform prospective Fellows what to expect). No course credit will be given for students accepting Fellowship support.
Applicants are requested to write a one-page proposal about what they would like to do in the summer of 2014 and how this relates to the goals of the Fenno Fellowship; in addition they should provide a resume, a transcript, and the names and contact information of two faculty members who agree to serve as references (though no written letters of reference are required). Applications are due March 31st, and students will be notified soon thereafter. Applications should be submitted as hard copies to the following address:
Professor Lawrence Rothenberg
Attn: Richard and Nancy Fenno Summer Fellowships
Department of Political Science
University of Rochester
Harkness Hall 333
Harkness Hall 333
Rochester, NY 14627-0146