We are now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of Dallas Public Voices. The intensive three-month fellowship will provide twenty of the city’s most promising women thought leaders with
extraordinary support, leadership skills and knowledge to ensure their ideas shape not only their fields, but also the greater public conversations of our age.
ABOUT: Funded by The Boone Family Foundation , the Dallas Public Voices Fellowship is part of a prestigious national initiative launched by The OpEd Project and more than a dozen leading institutions
to change who writes history . The internationally acclaimed curriculum and method explore leadership, power, and action in an unfair world. Using time tested methods of transformational learning, fellows explore how credibility works, how ideas spread, when and why minds change, and how ideas play out over time and space. This program will engage selected fellows in intense, results-oriented thinking and activities around their own knowledge and impact. It will provide the inside information, high-level support and media connections to become influential on a large scale. Other participating institutions include Yale, Dartmouth, Northwestern, The Ford Foundation, and more. Fellows completing the fellowship will join a national network of peers, allowing for knowledge-sharing and innovation across cohorts, fields, generations and institutions.
IMPACT: The Public Voices Fellowship has a track record of stunning results, generating personal, professional, and public outcomes with far-reaching implications. Fellows have published op-eds in
high-impact venues, and gone on to publish history-changing books. They have briefed Congress, advised the White House, launched new research studies and centers, and sparked national and
international debate. They have written books, collaborated on research grants, and driven policy change. The resulting impact of their ideas entering public consciousness has been expansive and is hard to overstate.
LOGISTICS: Fellows participate in three in-person convenings (day-long or 1.5-day), scheduled at one-month intervals. Fellows are also assigned to work with veteran journalist for dedicated one-on-one
mentoring throughout the program. In addition, fellows may be invited to join calls with public thinkers and influencers, and will receive weekly customized email support and news alerts. Upon completion of the fellowship, they will have access to a powerful network of peers, and to The OpEd Project’s national
network of high-level journalist mentors.
ALUMNI – OPPORTUNITY: The 2020 cohort will offer four standout alumni with demonstrated success and a deep commitment to the mission an opportunity to re-experience the fellowship, further their
own thought leadership, and work alongside The OpEd Project team to ensure the success and legacy of both the 2020 cohort and the Dallas Public Voices community more broadly. This opportunity was
designed specifically for and is unique to the Dallas Public Voices Fellowship.