Gramlich Fellows

jchs-logo.jpgThe Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development is cosponsored by NeighborWorks America and the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University.

The program provides graduate-level Harvard University students the opportunity to spend a summer on an analytical project suitable for publication, while working directly with Joint Center faculty and NeighborWorks staff.  

The fellowship is named for Edward “Ned” Gramlich, a former member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and past chair of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (now doing business as NeighborWorks America). Gramlich was a strong and consistent advocate for consumer protection in the financial arena.

Gramlich Fellows 2014

 
Chuck Wehrwein, acting CEO, NeighborWorks America; the 2014 Gramlich Fellows: Rob Wellburn and Matt Furman; and Christopher Herbert, acting managing director & research director at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University

Program benefits:

Practical

Fellows receive compensation of $8,000, plus travel and office expenses; 10 weeks of NeighborWorks America office space; and the opportunity for publication in the JCHS Working Paper Series.

Educational

Fellows are mentored by JCHS faculty of Harvard University. They gain hands-on experience that builds a deep understanding of the benefits of connecting financial-service institutions; local, state and federal governments; and community residents.

Professional

Through their research, the Gramlich fellows develop relationships with some of the top practitioners and policy makers in community development. Fellows also have an opportunity to attend a weeklong NeighborWorks Training Institute. Our institutes are premier training events for community-based development, drawing approximately 2,000 professionals to every event. Fellows are given the opportunity to present their research at the conference and at a policy briefing in Washington, DC.

Application information

Interested applicants should visit the JCHS website.