The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

How to Apply: Lurie Institute Undergraduate Fellowship

Applications now open- apply here

We accept applications annually in the spring from rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Brandeis University. To apply, students will need to submit a completed application form, one-page statement of interest, résumé, letter of recommendation from a Brandeis professor, and a Brandeis transcript. We will notify students of their acceptance in early summer. Selected students begin the Undergraduate Fellowship at the beginning of the following academic year.

Fellows are awarded a $4,000 stipend and are expected to work about six to eight hours per week with Lurie Institute senior researchers during the spring and fall semesters of the academic year. We pair fellows with Lurie Institute mentors based on their research interests. Fellows work on disability-policy research projects alongside their mentors. In addition, fellows may participate in local disability-community events, attend research conferences on disability, and co-author a peer-reviewed publication. Toward the end of the fellowship, we expect students to present their research publicly at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and produce one opinion piece about their research topic for publication in an online magazine or newspaper, such as HuffPost. 

Find out more about our current undergraduate fellows

Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are currently open, due March 31. See application information to learn more about application requirements. Applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship will be due in March 2024.