Beyond the Bars Justice Leadership Fellowship 2020-21

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Beyond the Bars Justice Leadership Fellowship 2020-21

Columbia University is eagerly inviting students and community members to apply for the Beyond the Bars Justice Leadership Fellowship for a great initiative towards change. Students enrolled in Columbia University at least half time in undergraduate programs, and the NYC community fellows who are not students or not attended college residing in the New York or area near New York are eligible for this grant. Even the students from other colleges or universities are welcome.

A primary aim of the fellowship is to support fellows in finding their place in the movement while offering them the knowledge, skills, experience, and community to sustain their work. Its primary goal is to develop and deepen their identity, skulls, network, and analysis towards ending mass criminalization and incarceration, to create a more peaceful and safe world.

Columbia University Center for Justice is committed to ending mass incarceration and criminalization and advancing alternative approaches to justice and safety through education, policy change, and research. The center works in partnership with departments, centers, schools, institutes of Columbia, other government agencies, universities, community organizations, advocates, and the people affected by the criminal justice system.

Who May Be Eligible?

Let’s check the basic eligibility criteria set for this fellowship by the firm:

  • Applicants should be current Columbia student enrolled at least half time in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Community fellows who are not enrolled at Columbia University or who are bot students or have not attended college can apply
  • Students from other colleges or universities are welcome
  • Applicants should have  a desire to be  a part of a group learning environment
  • Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for social justice
  • People affected by mass criminalization and incarceration are encouraged to apply
  • Students or fellows must reside in New York City or the surrounding area to participate in fellowship

How to Apply

Eligible students can apply for this tremendously beneficial fellowship through an application form. All the required details and the documents asked in the application form should be submitted with care. Late or forms with incomplete or invalid information are not entertained. All the applications should be submitted before the deadline

Supporting Documents

  • All the personal details about the candidate or their university and their study major are needed
  • A question like why are you applying for this fellowship which issues areas are you interested in working and many more should be answered correctly
  • An updated CV or resume is optional but encouraged


Along with the stipend of $1000 fellows get great opportunities like participating in regular seminars, guest lectures, and workshops. Fellows get to work collaboratively with other fellows on advocacy and organizing projects. It will support growth as a social justice advocate. Students ate encourage to fight for their society through this fellowship.

Application deadline

The last date to apply for the grant is 28 August 2020.

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