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Gramlich Fellows

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The 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.

Program benefits:


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.


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.


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.

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