The ideal Andrea Naomi Leiderman Fellowship recipient is a Stanford undergraduate (sophomore, junior, or senior) who does the following:
- Conducts research on an issue centering on youth and education in California. The research may be for an honors thesis, a Chappell Lougee grant, a Community-Based Research Fellow project, or an independent project supervised by a faculty member. The project must relate to the student's public service-related experiences, further a commitment to working with children and youth, and provide results that can be applied to practice.
- Demonstrates consistent engagement with the issue through coursework and/or service.
Students selected as Leiderman Fellows receive a grant of $4,000 ($1,500 in autumn and winter quarters and $1,000 in the spring quarter) and are expected to present their research results and implications for practice in May. Funds may be used in any way that enables the completion of the proposed research (e.g., direct project expenses, personal educational expenses, release from campus job).
The deadline for submitting applications for the 2014-15 fellowship is Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:59pm (PST).
A complete fellowship application includes the following items:
- Online application form
- Online faculty or staff recommendation form. Provide Stanford faculty or staff member with detailed information about the fellowship for which you are applying.
- Résumé and academic transcript. Please email your résumé and unofficial transcript to Clayton Hurd, director of Public Service Research. You may obtain your transcript through Axess.
All documents are time stamped upon receipt. Application materials received after the posted deadline are marked as late submissions.