Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship

The Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship honors the lifelong work of the founder of Rosie’s Place. The 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 be based in any New England community and is not intended to focus specifically on women at Rosie’s Place.

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

Read about our current Fellowship project. 

Desired projects could include: 

  • A policy initiative or campaign
  • A project aimed at reducing poverty and homelessness
  • The development and implementation of a project that fills gaps in existing services in areas such as: legal advocacy, jobs or economic development, housing, shelter, LGBT, immigration, young adults, elders, etc.
Important Dates for 2016 Fellowship Applicants
January                             Four information sessions held in person and via conference call
                                                   In person: January 12 and 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Rosie's Place
                                                   Conference call: January 14 and 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
                                                   For phone information, contact fellowship@rosiesplace.org
February 8                         Concept paper and cover page due to Rosie’s Place via email
February 26                      Semi-finalists are notified by committee
April 18                              Full proposals due to Rosie’s Place, sent via email
Late May                           Fellowship recipient notified
September 2016             Fellow begins her project

 

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 project aimed at reducing poverty and homelessness, or the development and implementation of a project that fills gaps in existing services in areas such as: legal advocacy, jobs or economic development, housing, shelter, LGBT, immigration, young adults, elders, etc.

  • 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, beginning with the current project.

Read Project Summaries

Download 2016 Application