Institution for Social and Policy Studies

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Meet the New ISPS Graduate Policy Fellows

Publication date 
May 30, 2017
The Institution for Social and Policy Studies is pleased to announce their new cohort of Graduate Policy Fellows. This year ISPS selected 12 highly successful fellows who will spend the next year working on research projects in areas as diverse as public perceptions and attitudes towards state surveillance; needle exchange and health-related practices of injection drug users in New Haven; social media consumption and political behavior; and the effects of the sharing economy on patterns of inequality in U.S. cities. Two of our fellows have received NSF funding for their graduate studies. 
You can read the full bios of our 2017-18 Fellows on our website. 
The Graduate Fellowship program started in 2012 with the aim of bringing together scholars across campus interested in pursuing policy-relevant research on domestic issues. Over the course of the program, ISPS Policy Fellows attend seminars and bi-weekly meetings; receive training in skills such as op-ed and policy memo writing, media appearances and blogging; and present their research and receive feedback from ISPS-affiliated faculty and other graduate fellows. At the end of the program, the fellows are expected to have completed a research project. Graduate Policy Fellows must be enrolled in as a Yale graduate or a PhD candidate in a professional school.