Franklin Delano Roosevelt Global Fellowship Application 2017

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    Application Instructions. Read Carefully!

    Adams House and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation are pleased to welcome you to the 2017 application process. This year we will award 1-2 fellowships with a maximum grant of $7K. APPLICATIONS DUE 4/15/17 Program Award Criteria The Foundation prefers candidates who: 1) Take an active role in a program that leads to some tangible, quantifiable result. This result can be either intellectual (such as a research paper clarifying chemical reactions in lithium batteries; or teaching nutrition to underprivileged children) or physical (helping to produce a working prototype of a $10 tablet computer) but the result of the grant time should measurable in some finite way, and must be directed towards improving the human condition. 2) Come from a household whose household income is below 50K.* 3) Would otherwise have had to work during the summer to provide needed term-time income. 4) Participate in a single program of at least 8 weeks duration. 5) Have demonstrated communication abilities to help promote the FDR Global Fellowship at Harvard to both students and alumni, as well as to help raise awareness of the program domestically and abroad. 6) Apply to multiple sources of funding. Though the Foundation pledges to provide award candidates up to $7000 for program costs/work stipend, the Foundation encourages applicants to apply to multiple funding sources. In the event of an outside award, the Foundation will step back to provide the balance of funds required. 7) Are NOT applying to fund general thesis work, unless the thesis work relates to some practical result as specified in 1. above. 8) Beginning in 2016, preference will be given to proposals that expose the applicants to experiences that are not necessarily within their chosen academic/career track, but rather allow the applicant to experience new environments and new ways of thinking. Put another way, we are interested in expanding the creative thinking abilities of our fellows, not in providing out-of-the box professional school application experiences. Note: students chosen as FDR Global Fellows may NOT engage in ANY commercial activity during the period covered by their award without the express prior written permission of the Foundation. This means any sort of internship, paid or unpaid, or any commercial relationship of any kind which results in benefit or remuneration to the awardee. Exceptions to this rule will only be granted should an awardee require additional funds to support their proposal. Students found violating this agreement will be required to return their reward with a 10% penalty with 30 days of notice. • Note: Maximum family income levels are approximate; students whose family income moderately exceeds the limit are still encouraged to apply.

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    Recommendations

    LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS INITIAL APPLICATION PROCESS. If you are chosen as a finalist, we will request a letter or recommendation from your faculty adviser or someone at Harvard associated with your proposed summer program of study. For 2014 we will also be offering the option of having the faculty/staff member contact us for a phone interview. As a courtesy, applicants should notify faculty/staff members in advance that you may require a recommendation in order to give them time to prepare. Recommenders should be familiar with your proposed program of study, and be prepared to specifically address the merits of your proposal, not simply to provide a general endorsement of you as a student. Please list the person you intend to ask for a recommendation below, along with contact information.
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    Proposed Summer Program Desciption, Budget and Essays

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    Final Instructions

    This online form is editable until March 15 2017 by the applicant. After that date, all submissions are locked. To save your responses, click submit. You may return at any time to edit. When you have fully completed this form, please email michael.weishan@fdrfoundation.org to confirm receipt. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU WRITE YOUR ESSAYS OFFLINE, SAVE, AND PASTE INTO THIS FORM WHEN READY TO SUBMIT TO AVOID LOSS DUE TO SERVER ERROR.