Racial Equity in Policy & Planning (REPP) Fellowship
The Racial Equity in Policy and Planning (REPP) program promotes racial justice in the public policy and planning fields. Dismantling and remedying the deep-seated historical inequities that policy and planning has contributed to means changing how policy and planning is practiced, as well as who is doing the work. This initiative is hosted by UEP, in partnership with Tisch College of Civic Life.
The REPP Fellowship supports five Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students per year to complete UEP’s MA/MS program and support their leadership in the field. REPP fellows receive stipends, paid internships, and programming to build leadership skills, develop networks, and provide socio-emotional support. REPP will also offer workshops for BIPOC students and a learning community for any others who want to pursue anti-racist practices, policies, and outcomes in policy and planning.
To be considered for the REPP Fellowship, applicants must first apply to and be admitted to the MA/MS program. REPP’s first fellows will be selected in March 2022 (after the January 15 application deadline) and begin the program in Fall 2022.
REPP will recruit its first class of fellows in spring 2022 to begin the program in fall 2022. REPP will prioritize fellows who intend to develop their careers in the region (Massachusetts and New England) and who will, collectively over time, bend the arc of policy and planning practice towards racial justice.