OpEd Project: Tucson Public Voices Fellowship
A partnership between The University of Arizona, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and The OpEd Project, the Tucson Public Voices Fellowship is a prestigious year-long initiative to accelerate the ideas and impact of 20 new and necessary women thought leaders.
The Public Voices Fellowship is part of an ambitious national initiative to change who writes history. Launched by The OpEd Project in collaboration with a core group of institutional partners, including Yale University, the Ford Foundation and more than a dozen others, we have had extraordinary success accelerating the ideas and impact of new and necessary voices at the highest levels in their fields, including women of all backgrounds.
Participants will receive extraordinary support, skills and mentoring to ensure their ideas shape the greater public conversation. All participants will publish at least two written pieces (hopefully many more) during their fellowship.
Nominations for the 2019-2020 Tucson Public Voices Fellowship are OPEN! Nominate an outstanding woman leader from Tucson (or self-nominate) for this competitive, year-long fellowship. Check out the FAQ for more details. Nominations due by July 31, 2019.
In August, all nominees will receive a link to complete the short application for the 2019-2020 Fellowship. If selected for one of the 20 Fellowship openings, prospective Fellows must agree to fully participate in four in-person convenings. The dates for the 2019-2020 Fellowship are:
- October 25-26, 2019 (1 ½ days) – First convening
- February 7, 2020 (1 day) – Second convening
- March 27, 2020 (1 day) – Third convening
- June 5, 2020 (1 day) – Fourth convening
Over the past six years, 117 Fellows published over 275 op-eds, as well as 50+ TV/radio appearances, keynote speeches and awards. Fellows have published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, ESPN, Al Jazeera America, The Hill, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Huffington Post and The Root. They have launched new research studies, leveraged new funding streams, and shaped local and national debate and policy. Recognizing the need to change the public discourse, in the fall of 2013, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and local philanthropists, brought this national initiative – called the Public Voices Fellowship – to Tucson.
Congratulations to the Twenty (20) women (listed below) that completed the 2018-2019 Fellowship in early June 2019. Check out their accomplishments, as well as those of prior years’ Fellows, by clicking the Read OpEds and Search Archives button below.
The views and opinions expressed in Op-Eds published by participants in the Tucson Public Voices Fellowship are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona or our partners.