CCHE would like to share a program opportunity brought to our attention via colleagues in the Milwaukee Evaluation network ~
Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) is a program of Expanding the Bench®, a race and ethnicity equity and inclusion initiative led by the Research, Evaluation, Evidence and Data (REED) Unit of The Annie E. Casey Foundation. LEEAD is based on the fundamental belief that increasing diversity in the field of research and evaluation improves the knowledge base and makes for better science and social innovation. Their mission is to increase the diversity of the field by developing the pipeline of leaders from communities that are underrepresented in the field and who are committed to culturally responsive and equitable evaluation.
For 2017, LEADD is seeking URM scholars who have 4-8 years of experience in research and/or evaluation in criminal justice, psychology, public policy, public health, mental health, social psychology, sociology, economics, social work or related fields, with at least 3 years of that experience occurring post-doc. The Annie E. Casey Foundation will sponsor 20 scholars in 2017. Scholars are expected to commit a minimum of $500 to travel costs for in-person meetings; the Foundation will cover all other expenses.
Full description of the program, eligibility requirements, and the application link are available here.
Applications are due on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:59pm.
Applicants will be informed if they made it to the interview round by May 15th. Final selections will be announced June 30th. The program starts in August 2017 with the first in-person gathering taking place at The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore MD in early September 2017.
For more information please check out the Frequently Asked Questions or send your query to LEEAD2017@gmail.com.