Apply to Become a Stoneleigh Fellow!

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Stoneleigh Fellowship! As the first step in our process, we ask that you submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) describing the rationale for your Fellowship and what you hope to achieve. Before beginning your LOI, please carefully review our program overview detailed Fellowship guidelines, priorities, funding restrictions, selection criteria and more.


LOIs should be limited to two pages, single-spaced, with 1-inch margins and a standard sans serif 12-point font (e.g., Calibri, Arial, Helvetica). The LOI should provide:

  • A brief description of the specific issue you seek to address.
  • A description of the design, scope, and overall goals and deliverables of the project. Specifically, please explain:
    • How the project addresses the problem statement, and how it will add value to the field.
    • How this approach differs from and/or complements other related work in Greater Philadelphia or nationally.
    • What existing relationships you have with the systems targeted by the project. (Which key organizations, institutions, and individuals will you need as partners on your project, and have they have agreed to work with you? Who is already committed? Who needs to be brought in?)


Once you have completed your LOI, click here to provide the following information via a brief online form:

  • Name, current professional affiliation/title (if applicable), and contact information;
  • One-sentence project description;
  • Host organization name;
  • Estimated annual Fellowship cost for salary and direct project expenses;
  • Preferred Fellowship start date; and
  • How you heard about this opportunity.

After completing the form, you will be prompted to upload your resume or CV and your completed LOI in pdf format. 

Next Steps

  • If the project is determined to be a good potential fit, Foundation staff will conduct a preliminary interview with the candidate to discuss his or her idea.
  • Applicants who advance beyond the interview stage will be asked to submit a full proposal that includes a more detailed project description (including a timeline and associated deliverables), budget, and relevant letters of support.  Staff will work with candidates to finalize a projected Fellowship start date.
  • Projects are approved by Stoneleigh's Board of Directors at quarterly meetings that take place in early March, June, September, and December.

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