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Pracademic Fellowship Program

Over the past several decades, there have been limited opportunities for faculty members in public management, public policy, and related fields to move between the academy and the world of practitioners.  The Pracademic Fellowship Program, administered by the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, is designed to create opportunities for newer faculty members to recreate the historical experience of joining theory and practice. 

Selected individuals will be placed in federal government agencies in the Washington, D.C. area. They will be assigned to work closely with a decision-maker involved in a program of their interest to get a first-hand vantage point of a decision-making environment.

Submit your application for a Pracademic Fellowship by January 15, 2017.
Download the Pracademic Fellowship Program flyer here.

About the 2016-2017 Fellowship

The fellowship will be available for either one semester or a full year.  Faculty members from a range of departments and fields are eligible for the program, for example faculty in political science departments, public administration, public management, public policy, federalism/IGR and related fields.  The program is ideally suited for those applicants who are mid-career, likely at the associate professor level

Fellowship funding is expected to come from a variety of sources -- sponsoring agencies, an APSA program, and, potentially, sending institutions.  Specific arrangements will be tailored to the individual candidates.

The Pracademic program was inaugurated in spring 2016 with two participants. Read more about their Pracademic experience at the Environmental Protection Agency in PS: Political Science and Politics.

How to Apply

Applications for the Pracademic Fellowship Program should include the following

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A two-page statement that includes information about how this experience would contribute to the applicant's teaching and research
  • An explanation of the relationship between the individual's research and the proposed experience
  • Any initial conversations with a host organization or host individual

Submit your application for the 2016-2017 application cycle here. All applications are due by no later than Sunday, January 15, 2017.

For questions about the program or the application process for the Pracademic Program, please contact the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs at [email protected].

Contact Us
For questions or concerns about the Pracademic Program or the application process, please contact the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs at [email protected].

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