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Kettering Foundation fellowships

Kettering Foundation fellowships

http://www.kettering.org/fellowships

Katherine W. Fanning International Fellowship for Journalism and Democracy

Kettering invites journalists and scholars of journalism outside the United States to spend up to a maximum of six months working with us to explore the role of the media in a democratic society and the obligations of journalists to public life.

Ruth Yellowhawk Fellowship

In research done for the Kettering Foundation, Ruth Yellowhawk showed that a legacy of tribal deliberation has carried over into modern day decision making. The foundation wishes to delve more deeply into this legacy and its contemporary applications as part of its study of citizen decision making worldwide. Fellows are selected on the basis of proposals to tell the stories of either historical or contemporary decision making in tribal communities.

International Civil Society Fellowship

The Kettering Foundation invites individuals from partner organizations who have completed Deliberative Democracy Workshops to spend five months working with us exploring the role of a deliberative public in the political work of their home communities.

Fanning Fellowship

http://www.kettering.org/fellowships/Fanning_Fellowship_Overview

The Kettering Foundation invites journalists and scholars of journalism outside the United States to spend up to a maximum of six months working with us to explore the role of the media in a democratic society and the obligations of journalists to public life. Fellows are expected to work on a joint research project with foundation’s staff. The foundation is particularly interested in projects that explore the following topics:
• The impact of journalistic standards that create a division between experts and citizens or treat citizens as passive consumers of information
• Efforts to use the media in ways that develop citizens’ civic capacities and sense of agency
• The role of the media in framing issues in ways that enable citizens to actively participate in making decisions together about their collective future
These topics underscore Kettering’s primary concern with democracy and the foundation’s interest in journalism only insofar as journalists might contribute to developing civic capacities of citizens.

Past projects have included everything from articles, columns, and blogs to television and radio productions and book manuscripts. Other appropriate projects will also be considered, such as research papers that address an aspect of the question of what role should journalists play in democracy, as it applies to a fellow’s own country.
About the Fellowship
As part of their fellowship, Fanning Fellows will be asked to work with the foundation on a variety of research projects, reviewing literature related to the foundation’s program areas, and exploring the role of a deliberative public in the political work of communities domestically and internationally. They will also attend workshops and other meetings to learn about the foundation’s research and exchange ideas and insights based on their experiences.

Fellows will have an opportunity to visit organizations that practice a more civic form of journalism, and also to attend related conferences or workshops in the United States.

The Fanning Fellowship is open to citizens from countries and territories outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.

Selection is based on:
• the relevance of the proposal to the foundation’s research questions;
• the strength of the nominee’s work experience and academic background (advanced degree or bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent);
• the strength of the letter of recommendation by a sponsoring organization;
• fluency in written and spoken English, as determined by the sponsoring organization;
• experience in public or civic journalism is a plus;
• a commitment to using the experience to further explore the role of the media in democracy and to share future work with the foundation;
• prior attendance at Kettering Foundation workshops.

Expenses and compensation are covered in full by the Kettering Foundation. These normally include: round-trip airfare from the home country to Dayton, Ohio; salary commensurate with experience, from which fellows pay their living expenses; travel expenses for foundation-related trips; and travel/accident insurance and medical coverage.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include the nominee’s curriculum vitae, a nomination letter from a sponsoring organization, and a letter of intent that contains a brief description of the proposed research and how it relates to the work of the foundation.

Qualified applicants will be asked to submit a more detailed project proposal, which will be developed in collaboration with Kettering Foundation staff. Further inquiries about the fellowship and the foundation’s research should be emailed.

Fellowships begin in mid-January and early or mid-July. Applications for the January class of fellows are due by October 1 of the preceding year. Applications for the July class are due by March 1 of the same year.

Applications should be emailed

or sent to:
International Fellowships
Kettering Foundation
200 Commons Road
Dayton, Ohio 45459-2788
U.S.A.

About Katherine W. Fanning

This fellowship is named for the late Katherine Fanning, an innovative and influential newspaper editor and publisher who served on the Kettering Foundation Board of Trustees for 12 years and was chair of the board from 1994 to 1996. Between 1966 and 1983 she led the Anchorage Daily News, which, under her stewardship, won a Pulitzer Prize for public service. Katherine Fanning also served as editor of the Christian Science Monitor from 1983 to 1988, and in 1987, was the first woman to serve as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

On the Kettering Foundation board, Fanning gave steady voice to the need for news media to act with ethical standards and journalistic practices that were in the interest of democracy. Her commitment to those ideals sparked the foundation’s exploration of what became known as public journalism, which emphasizes the responsibility of journalists in a democracy to help citizens deliberate over important issues in their communities. She also had a keen interest in the foundation’s international work, and often brought the two interests together.

Ruth Yellowhawk Fellowship on Native American Forums

http://www.kettering.org/fellowships/ruth-yellowhawk-fellowship

About the Fellowship
Collective decision making began in the Americas long before the deliberations that produced the Mayflower Compact. In research done for the Kettering Foundation, Ruth Yellowhawk showed that a legacy of tribal deliberation has carried over into modern day decision making. The foundation wishes to delve more deeply into this legacy and its contemporary applications as part of its study of citizen decision making worldwide. To continue their research, Kettering has established the Ruth Yellowhawk fellowship.
Fellows are selected on the basis of proposals to tell the stories of either historical or contemporary decision making that includes accounts of how problems were identified, issues were framed, decisions were made, and actions taken.
Fellows will be provided a stipend and funds to cover expenses. They may be in residence at the foundation for a minimum of three weeks and a maximum of three months. If there are mutual interests, fellows may also participate in the foundation’s Public Scholars Program for faculty in tribal and historically black colleges.
How to apply
Applications/proposals may be emailed or addressed to:
Maxine Thomas
Charles F. Kettering Foundation
200 Commons Road
Dayton, OH 45459
About Ruth Yellowhawk
Ruth Yellowhawk was co-director and co-founder of the Indigenous Issues Forums and a well-known advocate of community forums. The Indigenous Issues Forums is made of a team of folks in solid relationships who dedicate themselves to creating safe and respectful family centered environments to talk through tough issues. A mediator/trainer, she wrote discussion guides and curriculum for films, books, and other community based forums.
Ruth worked often with Harley Eagle (Dakota) to design and facilitate restorative justice workshops that go beyond a mechanical nuts and bolts understanding of restorative practices. They are working to recall and reclaim indigenous understandings and lifeways that can allow people to walk in balance today and for future generations. Both believe that in order to facilitate justice, one must first practice where it matters most — within ourselves and within our families.
Ruth and Harley conducted workshops with the Center For Restorative Justice and Peacemaking in Minnesota, with a Tribal Judges Symposium in Montana, with the Black Feet Tribal Courts, with the Sicangu Lakota community at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Reservation, with the Center of Restorative Justice in Rapid City, and many other organizations that invited them to co-journey.
A Former WYSO radio personality, Ruth Yellowhawk worked as program director and on-air personality from 1984 to 1996. She and her family moved to South Dakota in 1996, embracing a lifestyle closer to their Native American roots.
Ruth was an Ohio Native of Huron/Wyandot/German ancestry and lived in the Black Hills with her husband Jim, a Lakota/Iroquois artist, and their son Gabriel. She passed away in August of 2010, at the age of 50, after a battle with metastatic lung cancer.

International Civil Society Fellowship

http://www.kettering.org/fellowships/international_civil_society_fellowship

The Kettering Foundation invites individuals from partner organizations who have completed Deliberative Democracy Workshops to spend up to six months working with us in a variety of research projects, reviewing literature related to the foundation’s program areas, and exploring the role of a deliberative public in the political work of communities domestically and internationally.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
The core elements include:
• A joint research project developed with the foundation’s staff and related to a topic of relevance to the foundation and in line with the fellows’ background.
• Participation in regularly scheduled foundation meetings and project groups.
• Moderator training for conducting public forums, through attendance at a Public Policy Institute/Center for Civic Life.
• An introduction to the principles of naming and framing issues in public terms. Naming and framing issues in public terms make it possible for citizens to deliberate on at least three choices for dealing with them.

HOW FELLOWS ARE SELECTED
Nominations: Fellows are chosen annually from nominations by organizations in each country.

Qualifications include:
• a bachelor’s degree is required, plus an advanced degree or equivalent academic or participatory research experience;
• work experience in non-governmental organizations, universities, or governments, preferably in programs for developing democratic practices;
• prior attendance at Kettering Deliberative Democracy Workshops; and
• an articulated commitment to sharing the skills acquired as an international fellow at the Kettering Foundation with appropriate constituencies at home.

Selection is based on:
• the strength of the nominee’s academic and experiential background;
• the strength of the recommendation by his or her sponsoring organization;
• the relevance of the proposal to the foundation’s research questions;
• the relevance of prior and current work experience to the work of the Kettering Foundation;
• fluency in written and spoken English; and
• a mutual determination by the Kettering Foundation and the sponsoring agency as to the program’s suitability in terms of the background, needs, and experience of the applicant.

Residency usually consists of approximately up to six months in the United States. After completion of their work with the foundation, the fellows return to their respective countries. It is an expectation that they then work with their sponsoring organizations for a specific period of time.

Expenses and compensation are covered in full by the Kettering Foundation, and whatever outside funding it may have acquired for this project. These normally include round-trip airfare from the home country to Dayton, Ohio; a stipend commensurate with the fellow’s experience; travel expenses for foundation-related trips; and medical coverage and travel/accident/insurance.

HOW TO APPLY
An application should include the nominee’s curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and a nomination letter from the sponsoring organization. The nomination letter should outline the specific organizational rationale for nominating the candidate for the fellowship.

Fellowships begin in mid-January and early/mid-July. Applications for the January class of fellows are due by October 1 of the preceding year. Applications for the July class are due by March 1 of the same year.

Applications should be sent by email
or to:
International Fellowships
Kettering Foundation
200 Commons Road
Dayton, Ohio 45459-2788
U.S.A.

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