Fellowships in Education Entrepreneurship

Harvard Kennedy School Launches New Fellowships in Education Entrepreneurship

Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG), part of the Taubman Center on State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School, is launching fellowships in Education Entrepreneurship with a $2,930,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

The grant will provide support for masters and doctoral candidates at Harvard focused on education entrepreneurship and school reform in the United States.  Support for students will come from newly offered tuition and stipend fellowships starting in the 2016-17 academic year.  The grant will also provide support for postdoctoral research fellowships at PEPG and for visiting scholars.    

The Koch Foundation funds will enhance PEPG’s programming in teaching and mentorship, research, and administrative resources and support.  PEPG, through its core faculty, affiliates, and staff, will offer mentorship and training to its graduate and post-doctoral fellows.  PEPG will continue to produce rigorous research, organize national and international conferences on issues ranging from school choice to public opinion on education policy, publish its nationally acclaimed journal Education Next, and sponsor its research colloquia lecture series begun in 2004.  Through these events and activities, PEPG brings together some of the world's most respected education researchers, scholars, practitioners and elected officials on an annual basis.

Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities in Education Entrepreneurship

Applications are invited for master, doctoral, and postdoctoral fellowships focused on Education Entrepreneurship and Education Policy with the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).  

Applicants must have a strong interest in educational entrepreneurship, reform and policy, and must be applying for or currently pursuing a degree program at Harvard University. The deadline to submit applications varies among degrees/programs and schools. Please check with the specific program for the appropriate deadline.

PEPG Master’s Fellowships

Two-year half-tuition fellowships for those pursuing the Master of Public Policy program at HKS or an equivalent master’s program at Harvard University.

To apply, see full requirements here.

PEPG Doctoral Fellowships

Two-year full tuition fellowships with $26,780 annual stipend for those pursuing a full-time doctoral program.

To apply, see full requirements here.

PEPG Postdoctoral Fellowships

One year, renewable, residential fellowship for those holding a doctorate in a relevant discipline, with a stipend of $55,000. 

To apply, see full requirements here.

In addition to fulfilling the other requirements of their degree program, fellowship holders are expected to participate in relevant courses and seminars in education policy available at HKS, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and elsewhere throughout the university as well as in the colloquia series described here.

In addition to fulfilling the other requirements of their degree program, fellowship holders are expected to participate in relevant courses and seminars in education policy available at HKS, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and elsewhere throughout the university as well as in the colloquia series described here.

PEPG Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to pursue their own research and contribute to the PEPG research program.