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Roland Longevity Fellowship

Quarter-long full-time
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Through the Roland Longevity Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity offered in partnership with the Stanford Center on Longevity, Stanford students provide service to older adults and/or conduct research on issues of aging in order to enhance the quality of life and participation in the community for this population. Roland Longevity Fellows have the opportunity to work with over 140 faculty affiliates of the Center on Longevity on community-based research projects related to aging and longevity, or to design and implement their own summer service projects or internships that meet the fellowship criteria. Projects can include new technologies, social entrepreneurship, the psychology of aging and other current topics. Fellows may work in the United States or abroad. Applicants propose their own placements in collaboration with their potential host organization.

Roland Longevity Fellows spend a summer working full-time with a supervisor/mentor in a community organization of their choice. For opportunities during the fall, winter, or spring quarters, please see the Jane Stanford Fellowship.

Applicants propose their own placements with organizations with which they have corresponded before the application deadline and effectively demonstrate that their intended partner organizations have the need, interest and capacity to work with a fellow and to support the proposed project/work plans. The Haas Center has many Resources for Fellowship Applicants,  including our list of Cardinal Quarter Connections (summer 2023 list to come) of host organizations seeking to work with Stanford undergraduate students, and our Previous Fellows page with information on former fellows' community partners and projects.

Please review the program policies in their entirety before applying. 

Each Roland Longevity Fellow receives a base stipend of $6,500 to cover most of the essential costs associated with an unpaid service experience. Financial aid and supplemental funding are available to students who qualify.

Visit this page for information on previous fellows' community partners and projects.

The fellowship was established in 2013, and is made possible by the Miriam Aaron Roland Fellowship Fund Focusing on the Elderly. 

Eligibility

For complete eligibility requirements, please review our program policies in their entirety.

Students must be enrolled in undergraduate study for both winter and spring quarters, and must be in good academic standing. Students may not participate in the program or receive or retain fellowship funds if they are on suspension.

Undergraduates from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply, and applicants may vary in academic interests, public service involvement, and experience. Priority will be given to students who have completed fewer than two previous Cardinal Quarter opportunities. Graduating seniors may have lower priority. Students who have begun their coterm programs are not eligible to apply.

Students are welcome to propose placements with a variety of public interest organizations, keeping in mind funding will be restricted for certain types of political, research, Stanford-based, for-profit, and faith-based organizations. Please review the “Host Organization Eligibility” section of our program policies for more information.

Requirements

Selected fellows are expected to begin service following the completion of spring quarter classes and no later than July 5, 2023. All fellows are required to work with their community partners at least 35 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks. Fellows are expected to work on-site at their host organizations (University policies and health conditions permitting), but some fully virtual experiences may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Fellows must have a designated full-time professional staff member on-site as their supervisor/mentor. Please review the complete program policies for additional requirements. Other commitments include the following:

Spring Quarter

  • Complete an online program orientation.
  • Complete the Engaging in Ethical and Effective Service workshop or worksheet.
  • Meet with your academic mentor at least once. 
  • Design a personal learning plan and share the learning plan with the site supervisor and academic mentor.

Summer Quarter

  • Submit a brief preliminary report.
  • Submit a final report, complete a program evaluation, and correspond with fellowship donor(s) as requested by fellowships program staff.

Fall Quarter

  • Meet with your academic mentor at least once. 
  • Attend a de-briefing meeting for the purpose of reflecting upon and evaluating fellowship experiences.
  • Participate in outreach activities to share the experience and help publicize the program.

When

Summer

Deadline

February 7, 2023 | 11:59 PM

Open To

Undergraduates

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