The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

How to Apply: Lurie Institute Student Fellowship

Applications open- apply now!

We accept applications annually in the spring from Brandeis freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors on the 5-year track, and Heller MPP students. 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 May. Selected students begin the Undergraduate Fellowship at the beginning of the following academic year.

Fellows are compensated $18 per hour 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 create a dissemination product related to the topic they have been studying

Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort are currently open, due April 19, 2024. See application instructions to learn more about application requirements.