Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows Program


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Key Dates
Frequently Asked Questions


The Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows program is a competitive two-year program open to nine fellows. There are three fellowship positions available to researchers, three to policymakers, and three to practitioners. The practice and policy fellows must work and reside in New England; the research fellows must be engaged in research focused in the New England area.

The Fellowship will support a cadre of emerging and established leaders within the student-centered learning movement, better equipping them to:

  • Generate and analyze research in order to apply evidence of what works to student-centered learning policy and practice.
  • Translate student-centered learning research for different audiences.
  • Produce implementation and communication tools related to research and student-centered learning that help everyday practitioners and policymakers use the best available knowledge to create positive measurable outcomes for all students, particularly those least served by our educational institutions.
  • Work across a multi-disciplinary network to study and share knowledge of student-centered learning approaches.

Download the full Fellowship Overview

Application Process

To complete the application process, applicants must submit:

  1. An online application
  2. An up-to-date resume or CV
  3. At least one professional letter of recommendation
  4. A letter of commitment from the applicant’s supervisor (access letter of commitment template).

Complete the Online Application

Access Letter of Commitment Template

Submit Items B, C, and D

Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a 30-minute phone interview April 18-April 22 to discuss required competencies.

Key Dates

March 14, 2016 – Application period opens

April 11, 2016 – Application period closes

April 18-21, 2016 – Finalist interviews

April 25, 2016 – Fellows Announced

May 11-12, 2016 – Accepted fellows are expected to attend the kickoff meeting of the Research Collaborative in Boston, MA. Please mark your calendars now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for inquiries not covered in the application materials. Additional questions can be submitted to

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