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The OpEd Project at DePaul University

The OpEd Project at DePaul University
The OpEd Project at DePaul University

The Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship at DePaul University, in partnership with The OpEd Project, coaches a diverse group of faculty and staff members to increase their influence as thought leaders at the university and beyond. Outcomes typically include published essays and op-eds that address the important social and political conversations of our age.

  • The program is open to all full-time DePaul faculty and staff, including tenure-line faculty and non-tenure track instructors and lecturers.
  • Fellowships are awarded to 20 individuals.
  • Fellows meet five times during the 2022-23 academic year. The first three meetings will take place online, and the final two meetings will be either online or in-person, to be determined. 

The OpEd Project at DePaul is sponsored by the Center for Communication Engagement in the College of Communication, the Office of the President, Academic Affairs and University Marketing and Communications.

Published OpEd Project Pieces

Read published op-ed pieces by DePaul faculty.

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2022-23 Program Details & Application

Applications for The OpEd Project at DePaul will be open through September 23, 2022.

Application Details

2022-23 Public Voices Fellowship Details

The 2022-23 program will include:

  • Five interactive Thought Leadership Seminars designed to expand thinking and amplify expertise
  • Dedicated editorial support between seminars from a designated OpEd Project mentor and editor
  • A vibrant DePaul community of past and present fellows, providing opportunities to work with colleagues from across campus and collaborate on writing opportunities

About the OpEd Project

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The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. We envision a world where the best ideas—regardless of where or whom they come from—will have a chance to be heard and to shape society and the world. We have successfully piloted programs to advance the voices of women and underrepresented scholars with major organizations and universities nation-wide, with stunning results: nearly 10,000 women and men have come through The OpEd Project, and have published op-eds, essays and much more in virtually every major media outlet, reaching hundreds of millions of readers. As a direct result participants have gone on to speak on national TV and radio, advance research and teaching careers, earn book contracts (or generate larger/more popular audiences for existing academic books), consult on national policy issues, take new leadership roles at their institutions, brief Congress, and become nationally recognized for their ideas.

Visit the national OpEd Project website for more information.


Contact Carolyn Bronstein, professor of Communication and founding faculty director at, or Craig Klugman, professor of Health Sciences and faculty director of the OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship Program at