Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) Education Fellowship Program 2023

Deadline: May 8, 2023

Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) Education Fellowship Program 2023

The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) Education Fellowship Program is an academic and professional development program to prepare formerly incarcerated individuals to become leading professionals in the educational space.

The BPI Education Fellowship is a professional development program that engages participants with a variety of experts and practitioners across the diverse field of education. Together we will think through particular models for change that advocate for greater educational access and opportunity for historically underserved communities. Participants will deepen their understanding of the educational landscape through the lens of community engagement and build skills integral to this field.


You are eligible for the BPI Education Fellowship if you:

  1. Formerly incarcerated citizen
  2. Have completed an associate degree
  3. Are employed in an education-related field or actively seeking further study or a career in education-related fields.


The BPI Education Fellowship commitment includes:

  1. Two meetings per month for 9 months
  2. Individualized instruction, advising, and one-on-one engagement with experts and practitioners
  3. $6,000 stipend disbursed quarterly
  4. A series of small projects that lead into the final project
  5. Panel presentation at the BPI Education Symposium
Workshop topics may include:
  • Restorative Justice practice in schools and communities
  • Community Development and Action
  • Education Policy & Advocacy
  • Leadership, Change, and Improvement in Education
  • Adult Literacy and  Public Libraries Education Programs
  • Building an inclusive and supportive community in the ED-space
  • Educational Technology & Digital Citizenship.
  • Curriculum & Racial Justice in the ED-space


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