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The Durfee Foundation's Stanton Fellowship Is Accepting Applications

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Stanton Fellowship allows leaders to test a hunch, and to leverage their knowledge and contacts.

The Durfee Foundation is seeking the most knowledgeable, inquisitive, and highly networked leaders – the ones who are best positioned to identify and make headway on a big question.

The Foundation’s Stanton Fellowship provides up to six fellows with $100,000 each over a two-year period to think deeply about big questions in their sector, and to tease out approaches that will improve life for the people of L.A.

Peer learning is an important part of the Stanton Fellowship. Fellows meet regularly to share their work, learn from one another about their respective fields and projects, and discover more about LA from site visits to different neighborhoods and hearing from local experts. They come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and bring curiosity and engagement to a cross-disciplinary network.



Individual candidates for this program should:

  • Be working full-time in a senior leadership position at a public benefit organization in Los Angeles county – nonprofit, government or social enterprise (faculty and staff at educational institutions are not eligible)
  • Be an outstanding thought leader with a demonstrated track record of contribution to the community
  • Be in a position to influence policymakers and peers
  • Desire to participate in a cross-disciplinary network of leaders
  • Present a clearly articulated proposal to work on a complex challenge in his or her field over a two-year period
  • Develop a plan for devoting a minimum of three months over the two year fellowship period to the project, in increments of no less than two weeks at a time
  • Need financial assistance to underwrite the project
  • Be able to participate in three overnight retreats and quarterly day-long meetings over a two-year period


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