2017 Center for Urban Pedagogy Fellowship for Change in Design, USA



The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is inviting applications for Fellowship for Change in Design to People from low-income, LGBTQ, or immigrant communities; formerly incarcerated people and others. The fellowship is available in the field of Design Digital, Research, Social Practice and Writing.

CUP Fellowship for Change in Design, a new initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically underrepresented communities into the design fields, and to dismantle the systemic biases that stand in the way of their advancement as leaders in these fields.

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. We collaborate with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues.

Course Level: This is a year-long, full-time, training program.

Study Subject: Fellowship is available in the fields of Design, Digital, Research, Social Practice and Writing.

Scholarship Award: These fellowships will cover the following:

  • Free Health Insurance, flexible leave policy, professional development opportunities, and stipend in the amount of $35,000 (paid in monthly installments)

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Brooklyn, New York, United States

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the fellowship:

  • Identify as a member of community that is historically under-represented in the design professions, including but not limited to people of color; people from low-income, LGBTQ, or immigrant communities; formerly incarcerated people, and others
  • Have a background in design, particularly graphic, communication, or UI design. We believe this is a good position for a recent graduate from a design program. However, we recognize that individuals with the potential to become great designers may come from a broader range of experiences. Therefore, we do not require a degree in a design field (or any degree at all). However, we do require evidence, in the form of a portfolio of images, of your skills and abilities as a designer, and your proficiency with design software.
  • Be committed to social justice
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite software, basic web applications, and Microsoft Office
  • Be friendly, self-directed, extremely detail-oriented, and able to work in a collaborative environment with a broad range of partners.

Nationality: People from low-income, LGBTQ, or immigrant communities; formerly incarcerated people; and others are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a background in design.

English language Requirements: Applicants must possess good verbal and written communication skills.

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How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • A cover letter, in which you address why you are interested in the Fellowship, what you hope to get out of it, and what your goals are for your career.
  • A current resume
  • A portfolio of your design work. We are looking for your skills to work on a range of visuals and with type. Please indicate the context in which your projects were completed, and your role
  • A list of 3 references, with contact information.

Application Deadline: Fellowships is application deadline is May 1, 2017.

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