Graduate Summer Fellows Program
The Pardee Center is now accepting applications for the 2019 program. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Click here for application instructions.
The Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Program is a program for graduate students from across Boston University. It provides outstanding master’s and doctoral students an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research and writing on topics that are aligned with the broad research interests of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
The Pardee Center conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant and future-oriented research that can contribute to long-term improvements in the human condition.
The Center facilitates interdisciplinary research and is especially interested in rigorous analysis relating to longer-range human development, using global and regional (multi-national) analysis. The Pardee Center is interested in research that is development oriented, future focused and policy relevant. For more information about Pardee research, click here.
The program is a 10-week fellowship in the summer that includes a financial stipend, structured interaction with Pardee Center faculty and research fellows, and a collegial atmosphere that fosters peer support and intellectual growth. Summer Fellows occupy workspace provided at the Pardee House for the duration of the fellowship while they conduct independent research, and produce a substantive research paper that may be considered for publication by the Pardee Center. Fellows participate in Pardee Center activities and special Summer Fellows’ events.
The Summer Fellowships are open to all Boston University graduate students. Doctoral students, including ABDs, are especially encouraged to apply.
Research proposals that link positively to the student’s own and/or BU faculty’s ongoing research are especially desirable. A call for applications is announced in late January or early February for that summer’s fellowships.
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August 7, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Session Comes to an End
August 2, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Meet with Prof. Pallab Mozumder
July 27, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty Fellow Suchi Gopal
July 5, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Give Midpoint Presentations
June 14, 2017: Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty Fellow Kevin Gallagher
May 30, 2017: Graduate Summer Fellows Arrive at the Pardee Center
April 28, 2017: Pardee Center Announces 2017 Graduate Summer Fellows
August 8, 2016: Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Wrap Up Program
April 28, 2016: Pardee Center Announces 2016 Graduate Summer Fellows
December 21, 2015: New Pardee Paper: Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa by Maia Olsen
December 4, 2015: Two Past Summer Fellows Featured in Special Report for Work in Africa
August 20, 2015: Lilly Havstad Wins Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship
August 3, 2015: Pardee Center hosts White House OSTP’s Kei Koizumi
July 23, 2015: 2015 Graduate Summer Fellows Session Winding Down
June 10, 2015: 2015 Graduate Summer Fellows Arrive at Pardee Center
May 7, 2015: Pardee Center Announces 2015 Graduate Summer Fellows
January 26, 2015: Applications Now Open for 2015 Graduate Summer Fellows
October 29, 2014: 2014 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Wins Fulbright-Hays Fellowship
October 16, 2014: 2011 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Featured in BU Lecture Series
August 11, 2014. Pardee Center Publishes Paper on Transboundary Water Governance
August 8, 2014. 2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Wins Fulbright Student Grant
August 1, 2014. 2014 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellowship Concludes
July 17, 2014. IOC Hosts Lunch Meeting with Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows
April 23, 2014. Pardee Center Announces 2014 Graduate Summer Fellows.
January 31, 2014. Applications now Open for 2014 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellowships
December 5, 2013. Pardee Summer Fellows Presents Poster at National Conference.
September 26, 2013. 2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Wins Fullbright-Hays Grant
July 16, 2013. Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Present Research.
June 18, 2013. Pardee Faculty Fellows Meet with Graduate Summer Fellows.
April 24, 2013. Pardee Center Announces the 2013 Graduate Summer Fellows.
January 31, 2013. Applications Invited for 2013 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellowships.
January 7, 2013. Summer Fellow is Presenter at Banking Conference in China.
August 10, 2012. Summer Fellows Conclude 2012 Session.
August 3, 2012. Faculty Fellow Henrik Selin Meets with Summer Fellows.
July 24, 2012. Pardee Center Enjoys First International Potluck.
July 19, 2012. Muhammad Zaman Meets with Summer Fellows.
July 3, 2012. Anne Short Meets with Summer Fellows.
June 19, 2012. Summer Fellows Meet with Visiting Faculty Fellows.
June 14, 2012. Summer Fellows Meet with Faculty and Research Fellows.
June 5, 2012. Summer Fellows Attend Research and Writing Workshop.
June 4, 2012. Pardee Summer Fellows Program Kicks Off.
May 15, 2012. Pardee Summer Graduate Fellows Attend Orientation.
April 27, 2012. Pardee Center Announces 2012 Summer Graduate Fellows.
January 31, 2012. Applications Invited for 2012 Pardee Summer Fellowships.
September 10, 2012. Pardee Summer Fellow Selected as 2012-13 Global Health Corps Fellow.
September 12, 2011. Alejandro Avenburg Joins Pardee Center as Graduate Fellow.
August 5, 2011. Pardee Summer Fellows Program Concludes.
August 4, 2011. Pardee Summer Fellow Wins Fulbright-Hays Research Grant.
June 28, 2011. Kevin Gallagher Discusses Research-Policy Interface with Summer Fellows.
June 15, 2011. Silva and Suarez Discuss Disasters with Summer Fellows.
May 31, 2011. 2011 Pardee Center Summer Program Begins.
April 12, 2011. Pardee Center Announces 2011 Summer Fellows.
January 28, 2011. Applications Invited for 2011 Pardee Center Summer Fellowships.
August 6, 2010. Pardee Summer Fellowship Comes to Successful End.
July 31, 2010. Summer Fellow Presents at ACPS Annual Meeting.
June 17, 2010. Stephanie Watts Discusses Research with Pardee Summer Fellows.
June 1, 2010. Pardee Center Summer Program Begins.
April 22, 2010. Pardee Center Announces 2010 Summer Fellows.
November 2, 2009. Summer Fellow’s Research Honored by the American Anthropological Association.
August 13, 2009. 2009 Pardee Center Summer Fellowship Program A Success.
July 15, 2009. Cleveland Discusses Research with Pardee Summer Fellows.
April 16, 2009. Pardee Center Announces 2009 Summer Fellows.