Public Policy Research Fellowship

In 2013, the Williams Institute will offer two Public Policy Research Fellowships of recent graduate degree programs, including MA, MS, MPP, MPH, JD, and PhD.  The purpose of the fellowship is to support the public policy research of the Williams Institute on sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

Williams Institute is not accepting applications for the 2014/2015 term.

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Applicants should have the following qualifications:

· A graduate degree in public policy, economics, psychology, sociology, public health, law, or a related field.
· Knowledge of LGBT issues, quantitative methods, strong research skills, and experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis.
· An outstanding aptitude for independent public policy, social science, and/or public health research preferably demonstrated through research and writing as a graduate student or experience after graduate school.
· Strong academic records and communication skills.


The Fellowship begins in the fall of the academic year and lasts for one year, renewable to two years at the discretion of the Williams Institute.  The Fellowship offers a salary of between $45,000 and $60,000 and full benefits for a 12-month appointment.  A post-doctoral fellow in this position will also have the opportunity to work with a Williams Institute faculty mentor on developing her or his own research projects consistent with the mission of the Williams Institute.  No classes can be taken and no degree will be offered as part of the Fellowship program.

To Apply

Rolling review of applications will begin February 14, 2013 with a final deadline of April 1, 2013.  The fellowship application package should include a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the Public Policy Research Fellowship, a resume, graduate school transcript, and a writing sample.  Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a recent professor, should be included with the application package, and each letter should be sealed in an envelope signed by the writer of the recommendation.

Send applications to:

Public Policy Research Fellowship
ATTN: Adelin Lo
The Williams Institute
Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

For any inquiries, please email Adelin Lo at:

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