blog posts Policy and Research Legislative Fellows Program: Summer 2023 and 2023-24 Academic Year Nov 11, 2022 12:45 pm by Wanda E. WardThe Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CBSB) is pleased to announce that the application for the Policy and Research Legislative Fellows Program for Summer 2023 and the 2023-24 Academic Year is now open. This non-partisan initiative, supported by the Office of the Chancellor – Public Engagement, matches graduate students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a state legislator representing Champaign-Urbana or a neighboring district to collaborate on a policy research project that can inform public policy and help make Illinois a better place live. In addition to gaining first-hand experience and insight into the fast-paced legislative environment and law-making process, selected students receive a graduate student appointment for up to 20 hours per week (50%). Potential areas for research project topics include: the environment; health and housing; business and trade; criminal justice reform; government, taxes and infrastructure; and education. Meet the 2022-23 Policy & Research Legislative Fellows and learn about their placements and projects. To apply, please submit: Curriculum Vitae Transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted) Contact info for two references familiar with your scholarly or policy work Letter of interest that includes (1,000 words or less): Interest and expectations for the program, including the policy area(s) on which you would like to work Area of expertise and relevant skillsets Career goals If you are interested in applying to be a Policy and Research Legislative Fellow, be sure to review the eligibility and application process and submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2022. Please direct any questions you may have about the program to Cristina Alvarez Mingote (email@example.com). Please forward this announcement to graduate students who maybe interested in participating in the program.