Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships

Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships

Am I Eligible?

The following information is taken directly from the Echoing Green Website

Applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible for consideration for an Echoing Green Fellowship:

  • Applicants who are 18 years of age or older
  • Projects that are the original idea of the individual applying
  • Projects that are independent and autonomous.  Projects cannot be considered independent or autonomous if they are started under the direction of or for an existing organization.  The applicant must be the primary decision maker for the program’s development and management.
  • Projects that are in start-up phase.  To be considered a “start up”, the organization or project may have been in existence for up to two years and Echoing Green's financial support will qualify the foundation as a major/primary early funder.
  • Applicants make a full-time commitment to the project's development.  A full-time commitment is defined as a minimum of 35 hours per week; it is expected that the fellow would resign from their current employment to dedicate themselves full time to their initiative.  
  • Applicants who commit to lead their project for at least two years.  Students who apply should note that they will not be eligible for their fellowship stipend if their project is put on hold due to time commitment conflicts with their studies.
  • Applicants do not need to be US citizens.  However, if the applicant is not a US citizen and does not have legal status to work in the US, no services in connection with their fellowship may be performed in the United States.  If you have permanent resident status, you may apply for our fellowship.  If you are authorized to work in the US but this status is granted to you through your current employer and you are only authorized to work for that employer, you are not eligible to apply.
  • Partnerships (no more than two individuals) may apply. Both partners must make a full-time commitment of no fewer than 35 hours per week to the development of the project.

The following organizations or projects are not eligible for consideration for an Echoing Green Fellowship:

  • Plans for the expansion of an existing project
  • Plans for research projects
  • Plans for lobbying activities
  • Plans for faith-based initiatives (in this context, faith-based implies that you are associated with a religious institution or are promoting a specific faith; if your work has a spiritual basis but is not tied to any specific religion or faith, you may be eligible for consideration)
  • Recipients of prior Echoing Green funding

What Will I Receive?

According to the program website:

Echoing Green offers fellowships to individuals and to partnerships of no more than two individuals.

Individual Fellowships:  $30,000 per year for two years for a total of $60,000 paid in four equal installments of $15,000

Partnership Fellowships:  $45,000 per year (per project, not per individual) for two years for a total of $90,000 paid in four equal installments of $22,500

In addition to the two year stipend, Echoing Green also offers a monthly stipend for health insurance.

How Do I Apply?

Extensive information about the application process is available at the Echoing Green Website


Consult website for this year's deadlines

Faculty Contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel