Heinz Fellows Program at University of Pittsburgh 927 views

Type of Funding

Partially funded




The University of Pittsburgh invites forward-thinking, social justice-oriented individuals who are interested in advancing equity in education, to apply for the Heinz Fellows Program, which will run from 1 July 2019 to 3 July 2020. This is a full-time position located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The year-long Heinz Fellows Program is conducted by the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at University of Pittsburgh. Fellows will work in urban schools in collaboration with teachers, staff and school leaders to support students in academic, social, and emotional growth while building knowledge and skills necessary to work in urban contexts.

Besides building knowledge, attitudes, disposition, skills and leadership to better understand and more effectively support students in Pittsburgh’s urban schools and engaging with local community organizations, school officials, parents and families, fellows will specifically develop skills in 5 key competencies, namely:

  • Urban context,
  • Tutoring and teaching,
  • Mentoring and social support,
  • Participatory action research, and
  • Arts and technology.


Fellows will be given a competitive stipend and receive a certificate from CUE upon completion of the program. They will not, however, be given housing benefits.

Fellows will also benefit from:

  • Participating in professional development opportunities such as educator forums, monthly brown bag discussions, professional conferences, and bi-annual lectures from urban education experts
  • Learning through weekly seminars led by CUE faculty and experts in the field
  • Engaging in reflective, critical discussion with colleagues and
  • Participating in a sustainable, action research based project.


Eligible applicants are those who have attained a Bachelors degree by 1 July 2019. They do not need to have teaching certification or have any teaching experience; however, they must be committed to advancing equity in education.

This program cannot be done concurrently with any other program.


Applications are to be done via email or by post, by 24 May 2019.

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