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2017 Public Voices Fellowship applications due Nov. 7

Oct. 4, 2016

The Provost’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is accepting applications from tenured Cornell faculty from all disciplines for the Public Voices Fellowship, an initiative to increase the public impact of Cornell faculty through the media. The Public Voices Fellowship provides a cohort of up to 20 fellows who are demographically underrepresented in their fields with resources, skills and access to ensure their ideas shape not only academia but also public conversations in the mainstream media.

This is the final year the fellowships will be offered. The fellowships are part of a national initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with universities and foundations nationwide. Learn more about previous Cornell fellows.

Public Voices fellows will participate in four-and-a-half daylong workshops. The curriculum combines game-based learning with research on influence, including how ideas spread, when and why minds change, how credibility is built and how impact is created. In addition, fellows can join monthly calls with media insiders, receive weekly emails and news alerts, and are assigned to work with journalist-mentors for one-on-one coaching throughout the year. Upon completion of the fellowship, they have access to The OpEd Project’s national network of journalist mentor-editors for continuing support.

Workshops dates:

  • Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
  • Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, 1-4 p.m.;
  • Friday, March 17, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
  • Friday, June 2, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and
  • Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Applications are due Monday, Nov. 7, and can be e-mailed to or sent to 122 Day Hall. Faculty who submitted applications last year but were not selected are welcome to resubmit this year.

Contact Information

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672