Undergraduate Fellowships

About Our Undergraduate Fellowships

PPRI is pleased to offer three (3) fellowship positions to senior undergraduate students with an interest in the interdisciplinary study of public policy and policy-related research. The undergraduate fellow will receive a $1,000 stipend, be provided with carrel space for study in Mann Hall in Discovery Park, and will be expected to play a leading role in outreach activities at the Institute.

The undergraduate fellow may enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course for course credit, reflecting a learning experience that combines attendance at PPRI seminars and other events with work on a research project defined in consultation with the Director. The specific number of credit hours and the nature of the project could be negotiated with the Director, but it is expected that students will be in residence at the Policy Institute at the start of the Fall semester. The Fellowship appointments are for the academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applications are due Monday, May 21, 2018. Students are invited to apply for the award directly. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic background, record of excellence, evidence of interest and fit with PPRI mission, and promise of future achievement. The Director aims to assemble a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive team. In order to be eligible, the applicant must meet each of the following criteria:

  1. be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the Purdue West Lafayette campus,
  2. have completed the coursework for their freshman and sophomore years, and
  3. have a CGPA of at least 3.33

A completed application will contain the following:

  1. copy of your most recent transcript,
  2. resume,
  3. statement describing your interest in interdisciplinary policy research (maximum one page),
  4. copy of a paper you have written in a course related to the subject, and
  5. the name and email address of a Purdue professor who is willing to act as a reference for you.