Who is Eligible for an Alston/Bannerman Fellowship?
To qualify for an Alston/Bannerman Fellowship, you must:
Beyond the basic eligibility criteria, the Alston/Bannerman Program seeks applicants whose work:
The Alston / Bannerman Program distinguishes between organizing, services and advocacy, and believes that organizing low-income people at the grassroots level is the most effective way to achieve progressive social change. Therefore, the Alston / Bannerman Program does not make awards to individuals :
We do recognize, however, that services, advocacy and organizing are sometimes combined, and that providing services can be a companion to organizing. Similarly, we know that cultural work can be part of an organizing process. In such cases, applicants must demonstrate that their work has a direct or close connection to organizing, leadership development and democratic participation.
We also recognize that organizing is a full-time job for some, but for others it is voluntary work done outside of their employment. Both are eligible to apply.
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