Who Should Apply
LEEAD welcomes the applications of accomplished, mid-career scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (URMs) who aspire to become leaders in the field of evaluation. Applicants must be able to commit to a rigorous nine-month training program to develop their evaluation competencies through intensive online instruction and professional mentoring.
Eligibility and Qualifications
We are seeking scholars who have 4 to 8 years of experience in research or evaluation in criminal justice, psychology, public policy, public health, mental health, social psychology, sociology, economics, social work or related fields, with at least 3 years of that experience occurring post-doctorate. Other eligibility and qualifications criteria include:
- Historically underrepresented minorities such as African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and underrepresented Asians (examples of underrepresented Asians are Hmong, Cambodian, Laotian)
- Currently residing in the United States and eligible to work in the United States
- Doctoral degree with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience in research and/or evaluation
- Endorsement from chair or dean, if faculty member at an academic institution
- Evidence of leadership capacity with potential for future growth as a thought leader in their field
- Demonstrated expertise in Casey priority areas, including child welfare, juvenile justice, economic opportunity, community change and two-generation approaches
- Demonstrated interest in conducting evaluations
- Commitment to social justice and equity
- Comfort with interacting in virtual collaborative spaces such as video conferencing and online networks
In addition, the applicant must participate in two in-person meetings: one meeting at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore in September 2017 and the other at a yet-to-be dertemined date and location.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation will sponsor 20 scholars in 2017. Scholars are expected to commit a minimum of $500 to travel costs for in-person meetings; the Foundation will cover all other expenses.