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FAQs for JADE Fellowship

What is the time commitment?


As stated in the application, the fellowship is from June 13, 2024 – August 7, 2024 – 10-12 hour/week JADE Fellows Activities (break week of July 1-5, 2024).  The following dates and times are set with cohort programming (all 5 JADE Fellows together, along with DesignPhiladelphia staff). However, we estimate the time commitment to be 10-15 hours per week based on other activities, site visits, and meetings we set up for the individual fellows and the cohort. In your application, we are asking who you would like to meet, what you are interested in, etc. This information will be used to create a customized experience for each fellow. In addition to working together and receiving leadership training around cultural competency building strategies – we are invested in supporting the individual goals of each fellow. Any hours outside of the below dates and time frames will be decided WITH each fellow, as their schedule allows. Attendance at the below dates and times are mandatory, unless student is unwell. Virtual participation will be granted only in very rare and specific circumstances. 

Day 1 - Thursday, June 13, 2024, 9am – 4pm

Day 2 - Friday, June 14, 2024, 9am – 12pm

Day 3 - Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 12pm – 7pm

Day 4 – Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 12pm – 5pm

Day 5 – Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10am – 5pm

Day 6 – Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 12pm – 5pm

Day 7 – Thursday, July 11, 2024, 10am – 5pm

Day 8 – Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 12pm – 5pm

Day 9 – Thursday, July 18, 2024, 10am – 5pm

Day 10 – Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 12pm - 5pm

Day 11 – Thursday, July 25, 2024, 10am – 5pm

Day 12 – Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 12pm – 5pm

Day 13 – Thursday, August 1, 2024, 10am – 5pm

Day 14 – Wednesday, August 7, 2024 – 11am – 2pm (Final Presentations and Lunch)

What is the capstone project?

The capstone project will happen during the academic year. It could be an event, a series of events, an exhibition, a talk, a service project, an advisory committee – whatever the individual fellow and/or the collective group decides will be a significant initiative to improve cultural competency on their individual and/or collective campuses/design programs. Students will be receiving training and leadership development activities precisely to inform what this is and what the intended outcomes for each “project” could be. This is not an architecture or design project per se – it’s a project to advance the goals of this fellowship – make design school feel like a place where everyone feels supported and like they belong.

What can I spend the $10,000 fellowship stipend on?

This is a stipend to cover your general living expenses. The stipend will not be used for the capstone project. We will discuss project expenses during the planning phase over the course of the fellowship.


Are international students eligible?

 International students are eligible, provided they identify as Black or Latinx. The only eligibility category that is restricted is Indigenous populations to the territories and land in the North American continent.



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