How to Apply

Each year, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders welcomes up to 20 teams of three members each.

Applications for the next cohort open January 12, 2018.

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[Pictured Left to Right]

DEREK HYRA, PhD, Associate Professor, American University, Washington, D.C.

MINDY FULLILOVE, MD, Professor, The New School, New York, New York

DOMINIC MOULDEN, BA, Resource Organizer, Organizing Neighborhood Equity – ONE D.C., Washington, D.C.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Individuals must apply as part of a team of three—two researchers and one community partner (teams can be newly formed or already existing).
  • Researchers must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DrPH) or a master’s degree with extensive professional experience, and have significant research experience with a history of high-quality published research.
  • Community partners can be leaders, organizers, advocates and other community champions.
  • As a whole, teams must incorporate a wide range of disciplines, such as public policy, design, health, transportation, social work, education, urban planning and many others.

The best way to see who this program is for is to meet our current fellows. But keep in mind that this is just the start—the experience will only grow stronger as new fellows from many other backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives round out this growing group. Imagine yourself on the team!

2017 APPLICATION timeline

Webinars for prospective applicants to learn more
DEC-FEB
Call for applications
jan
Application deadline
march 8
Applications reviewed
april-may
Applicant interviews
may
Selection meetings
JUNE
Second cohort notified of acceptance
August
Program begins
sept 1
Required in-person program launch for all fellows
SEPT-NOV

2018 dates will likely follow a similar timeline.

* Timeline subject to change. Check back for updates.

Application Process Overview

Here is a quick guide to help you prepare a successful application.

  • Step 1: Learn
  • Step 2: Register to Apply
  • Step 3: Gather Application Materials
    To apply for Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, you’ll need:
  • Step 4: Get in Touch