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Master's, Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities
in Education Entrepreneurship

Available at
the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance
Harvard Kennedy School

Applications are invited for master's doctoral, and postdoctoral fellowships focused on Education Entrepreneurship and Education Policy with the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).  

Applicants must have a strong interest in educational entrepreneurship, reform and policy, and must be applying for or currently pursuing a degree program at Harvard University. The deadline to submit applications varies among degrees/programs and schools. Please check with the specific program for the appropriate deadline.

PEPG Master’s Fellowships

Two-year half-tuition fellowships for those pursuing the Master of Public Policy program at HKS or an equivalent master’s program at Harvard University.
To apply, see full requirements here.

PEPG Doctoral Fellowships

Two-year full tuition fellowships with $29,730 annual stipend for those pursuing a full-time doctoral program.
To apply, see full requirements here.

PEPG Postdoctoral Fellowships

One year, renewable, residential fellowship for those holding a doctorate in a relevant discipline, with a stipend of $75,000. 
To apply, see full requirements here.

In addition to fulfilling the other requirements of their degree program, fellowship holders are expected to participate in relevant courses and seminars in education policy available at HKS, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and elsewhere throughout the university as well as in the colloquia series described here.

PEPG Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to pursue their own research and contribute to the PEPG research program.

About PEPG

Since 1996 PEPG has contributed to the systematic analysis of education policy and governing arrangements. Located within Harvard University's Government Department and the HKS Taubman Center for State and Local Government, PEPG’s mission is as follows:

Provide high-level scientific training for young scholars who can make independent contributions to scholarly research:

PEPG provides opportunities for masters, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows as part of its program on educational research. Past fellows currently hold tenured and tenure-track positions at major colleges, universities and research centers in the United States and abroad.

The PEPG Education Policy Colloquium Series provides a regular forum for the discussion of new research and key policy developments in education.

• Foster a national community of reform-minded scientific researchers:

With the establishment of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research, PEPG has helped to create a distinguished outlet for policy-relevant reflection by education practitioners, professors, and journalists. PEPG also hosts national and international conferences on issues ranging from school choice to public opinion on education policy.  Through these events, the program brings together some of the world's most respected education researchers and legal scholars on an annual basis.

• Scholarly study of school reform policy:

Publications include numerous academic articles and books by PEPG’s principal investigators, including Teachers vs. the Public: What Americans Think about Schools and How to Fix Them (2014); Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School (2013); Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning (2010); School Money Trials, 2007; No Child Left Behind? The Politics and Practice of Educational Accountability (2003); and The Education Gap: School Vouchers and Urban Schools.  For details on these and other publications, click here.

In addition, the PEPG Working Paper Series provides a high-profile venue for PEPG-affiliated researchers to share their work.

Paul E. Peterson, the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, directs the Program on Education Policy and Governance and is the editor-in-chief of Education Next.  Martin R. West, Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is PEPG deputy director and an executive editor of Education Next.

General questions regarding the fellowship program with PEPG may be sent to pepg_administrator@hks.harvard.edu