Gallatin Global Fellowship in Urban Practice Application

Application Deadline: November 15, 11:59pm

The Gallatin Global Fellowship in Urban Practice (GGFUP) provides funding of up to $5,000 and support for 6-10 advanced undergraduate and Master's students to pursue extended, community-engaged research projects in partnership with urban social justice organizations. The fellowship is open to all Gallatin students, Master's-only students in Wagner and Latin American Studies, and undergraduate and M.A. students in Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology. For more information about the fellowship, please refer to the fellowship description and our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note that advanced language proficiency in Spanish is required for Madrid and desirable for Chicago and New York sites. 

Application Requirements

Applications should be submitted through this on-line form by November 15. Paper or e-mail copies will not be accepted. Applicants must provide the following:

  • Completed application form, Personal Statement, and Research Statement
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s adviser
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to the applicant’s ability to conduct advanced, independent research
  • Current resume
  • Interview with the community partner, if requested.

Personal Statement

Please attach a 1-2 page Personal Statement that explains:

  • Your interest in the fellowship
  • Your readiness through curricular and/or extra-curricular experience for advanced, independent research either in New York or away
  • The relevance of this fellowship to your own Gallatin concentration, major, or master’s degree, and/or to your post-graduate plans
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Research Statement

The Gallatin Global Fellowship in Urban Practice is based on established partnerships with community-based organizations. Prospective fellows, therefore, must choose from our list of community partners.

Please select the community partner that interests you most and tailor your research statement as if you were applying directly to that organization. Your statement should demonstrate that you have researched the organization, and that your skill-set and interests align with the organization’s work and mission, as well as any additional description included. Please note that accepted fellows may be asked to work with a different community partner than the one noted in their research statement. NOTE: You should not contact the community partner directly.


Your Research Statement should be 2-3pp in length and answer the following:

  • Keeping in mind what the organization is seeking from a Fellow in Urban Practice, what skills can you bring to the table, including academic grounding in the topic, that will benefit the organization? What research have you done on this or related topics in the past? How might you reflect upon your own positionality in relationship to the research and/or community with which you will be engaging?
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Recommendation Letters

You will need two letters of recommendation, one from your adviser and one from a faculty member who can speak to your academic strengths; knowledge of urban theory, research, or history, if any; and your ability to work independently.  Please list their names and contact information below. Upon submission of your application, they will receive an email with a link to a form where they will upload their recommendation letter.