Sandra Morgen Public Impact Graduate Fellowship

The purpose of the Sandra Morgen Public Impact Fellowship (formally known as the UO Public Impact Fellowship) award is to recognize and support the work of up to two graduate students whose research has the potential to have a significant impact on society. Examples of relevant research include that which makes a contribution to improving economic opportunity and well-being, social justice, political participation, cultural engagement, and scientific and technical solutions to pressing social issues.

Applications will be judged using the following criteria: the student's ability to convey their research to an audience of non-specialists; clarity of the direct impact of the research on a specific community as well as the potential regional, national, and global impact; and the strength of the student's academics. Attention will be paid to discipline to ensure broad representation of UO graduate programs each year.

This fellowship will provide up to two graduate student recipients with a stipend of $6,000 for the upcoming academic year. The award will be made in June with funding to commence in fall term.

Doctoral Student Eligibility

Recipients of this award will be doctoral students enrolled full-time for the academic year in which the applicant is applying and must have advanced to candidacy by fall of the following academic year. Additionally, applicants must be in the process of conducting research that has substantial public value and will benefit local, national and/or global communities. To be eligible for this award, applicants must possess a strong academic record and be willing to participate and/or have their research featured in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and/or Graduate School public and donor relations efforts.

Masters Student Eligibility

The recipient of this award will be a masters student enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year and plans to graduate in spring or summer of the following upcoming year.  Additionally, applicants must be in the process of conducting research that has substantial public value and will benefit local, national and/or global communities. To be eligible for this award, applicants must possess a strong academic record and be willing to participate and/or have their research featured in the Office of the Vice President for Research, and Innovation and/or Graduate School public and donor relations efforts.

Application

To be completed by the student:

  1. A current curriculum vita (CV) or résumé.

  2. A statement by the applicant (not to exceed 1,000 words) describing your research project, written for an audience of non-specialists in the field. The statement should summarize the project's current status and plans for its completion, and should also describe the impact the research will have on local, national, and/or global communities.

  3. A brief student profile (not to exceed 150 words) that includes previous institutions and degrees, research interests, current projects, awards and honors, work experience and career objectives, and any other noteworthy outside interests or activities.

Recommendation

To be completed by the academic department:

This award requires one letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor addressing the public impact of the research and describing the student’s academic progress (with attention to the student’s intent to be advanced to candidacy by fall term in the case of the doctoral applicants and anticipated completion date in the case of master’s applicants).

To apply for this award, please click here:

Awards and Fellowships Application

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 15, 2019

 

Note for Graduate Students with Financial Aid:
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.

For more information, please contact: Jered Nagel at jnagel@uoregon.edu.

You may apply for this award regardless of immigration status or work eligibility.

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