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Call For Applications: 2018–2019 Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship

Posted: 7/6/2018 (Employment)


IRP anticipates providing two fellows with $20,000 in flexible funding over a one-year award period beginning September 1, 2018. IRP will also match each fellow with a senior poverty scholar mentor.


IRP’s Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship aims to support the career development and success of promising emerging poverty scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations by

  • enhancing the resources available to them,
  • providing high-quality mentoring from nationally renowned senior poverty scholars, and
  • fostering interaction among a diverse set of scholars in order to broaden the corps of U.S. poverty researchers.

Beyond providing Fellows with flexible funding and opportunities for expanding their networks and receiving feedback on their research and career trajectories, the program intends to establish long-term relationships between Fellows and other poverty scholars, which may lead to future collaborations.


Fellowships may be used for a wide range of professional development activities, including

  • engaging in substantive and methodological training;
  • travel for data collection, collaboration, or research presentation;
  • securing release time from teaching; or
  • summer salary support.

IRP will separately provide travel funding for Fellows to visit IRP, other institutions from the U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers (CPC), and/or their mentor’s home institution twice during the one-year funding period.


Fellows will be invited to attend and may be asked to present their research at a variety of IRP events. They are also expected to participate in follow-up activities such as program evaluation of this initiative and efforts to support future Fellows.

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Deadline: 08/01/2018

Location: Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison