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The OpEd Project

The OpEd Project will commence again during our 2017-2018 academic year.

Public Voices Fellowship

DePaul University is once again partnering with the OpEd Project to present the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program beginning in December 2015. This program is open to all tenured and tenure-track DePaul faculty members. We are now accepting applications.

The OpEd Project aims to dramatically increase the influence and contribution of women and under-represented scholars as thought leaders shaping the important conversations of our age. The root problem is not a lack of knowledge or experience, but a culture in which diverse voices (especially those of women and men of color) rarely have the inside information, high-level support and connections to become influential on a large scale.
The purpose of the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowships is to provide a group of diverse scholars with resources, support and skills over the course of a year to dramatically increase their visibility and influence as thought leaders in their universities and beyond.  This leadership often takes shape as published essays and op-eds, whose ideas shape not only academia but also the important social and political conversations of our age. Fellowships will be awarded to 20 individuals who will meet alternately on the LPC and Loop campuses four times during the 2015-2016 academic year

About The OpEd Project

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 7,000 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.


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