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Introduction and Background
As students embark on their educational journeys, the pursuit of knowledge is often coupled with the desire to make a meaningful impact in society. The Steven M. Polan Fellowship in Constitutional Law and History, offered by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, presents a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about constitutional law and history to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on the interpretation of the United States Constitution.
|Name of Scholarship
|Steven M. Polan Fellowship in Constitutional Law and History
|Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
|One year (2024 onwards)
|$30,000 to $60,000 per year (depending on the scope of the project)
The fellowship is open to both experienced individuals with a proven track record in constitutional law and history and those at earlier career stages showing potential for leadership in the field. The Brennan Center encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion and seeks applicants committed to these principles.
The Steven M. Polan Fellowship aims to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution. Fellows will engage in projects related to the program goals, including advancing principled historical accounts, critiquing originalism, exploring alternative theories of interpretation, and developing historical narratives.
Candidates are evaluated based on their proposals, which should outline specific activities and deliverables aligned with the fellowship program’s goals. The fellowship is nonresident and part-time, allowing fellows to contribute to projects while maintaining existing commitments.
Interested individuals can apply by visiting the Brennan Center’s website and uploading a cover letter, resume, and a proposal (up to 5 pages) describing their potential project. Preferably, applications should be submitted through the website, but alternative submission methods are available via email.
- Recruitment Started: January 19, 2024
- Application Deadline: March 31, 2024, 3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
- Anticipated Start Date: January 2024 (Flexible)
As students and aspiring leaders in constitutional law and history, seizing opportunities like the Steven M. Polan Fellowship can pave the way for impactful contributions to the ongoing narrative of the U.S. Constitution. Apply now and be a part of shaping the future of constitutional interpretation.