Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship

The Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship honors the lifelong work of the founder of Rosie’s Place. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a woman to develop and carry out a special project in New England that will improve the lives of poor and homeless women and further the mission of Rosie’s Place.

Eligible projects could include the following: 

  • A policy initiative or campaign
  • A creative arts program
  • The development and implementation of a needed service
  • The creation of an innovative project aimed at reducing poverty, promoting social justice and empowering poor and homeless women.

The Fellowship is 12 months long and is awarded on a one-time basis to an eligible woman. Fellows are paid a $40,000 stipend.

Important Dates for 2015 Fellowship Applicants

The application process for 2015 will begin fall 2014. Please check back for updated information.

(For any additional questions, please email fellowship@rosiesplace.org.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the purpose of the Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship?

    This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a woman with new ideas, talent and energy to develop and carry out a project that will improve the lives of poor and homeless women. This project can address poverty and homelessness in any New England community and does not have to center specifically on the women at Rosie’s Place.

  • What types of projects are sought?

    Desired projects could include a public policy initiative or campaign, a creative arts program, the development and implementation of a needed service, or the creation of an innovative project aimed at reducing poverty, promoting social justice, or empowering poor and homeless women.

  • What are the guidelines for creating a project?

    Projects should be innovative and unique, i.e. those being carried out for the first time anywhere, are similar to other projects but implemented in a new way, or created for the first time in a particular location. Projects need to have a clear plan for sustainability after the Fellowship year is over. Also, projects that are completed after one year will not be considered (e.g. creation of a book, thesis, resource guide or film).

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Fellowship Project Summaries

The Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship has been awarded since 2001.  Below are summaries of Fellowship projects, from the first to the current project.

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