The Public Voices Fellowship at Yale is an opportunity for 20 women and under-represented minority scholars to work with top journalists from The OpEd Project. Fellows attend 2 interactive convenings per semester for 1 or 1.5 days, and receive mentorship for the whole academic year. Fellows are supported in all arenas of public thought leadership, including writing and placing op-ed pieces, conducting TV and radio interviews, and using social media.
The fellowship is designed to assist scholars in increasing their influence as thought leaders whose ideas impact not only academia, but also larger public debates. Fellows are assigned individual mentors and have the opportunity to access a national network of editor-mentors and high-level media experts in making sure their scholarship and expertise contribute to the public sphere.
Public Voices is supported in part by the Office of the Provost through funds made available to the WFF and is part of WFF’s ongoing public thought leadership, mentorship, and professional development efforts. Routinely we receive sponsorship support from the School of Medicine and the MacMillan Center. Other sponsorships depend on the composition of the fellows. For the current year, additional sponsorship of fellows comes from the Yale Law School, the School of Management, and the Center for Emotional Intelligence.