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Apply for Global Public Voices

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024
Application Timeframe: Fall
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The Einaudi Center's Global Public Voices advocacy initiative promotes evidence-backed public engagement on campus, in national debates, and around the world.

As a Global Public Voices (GPV) fellow, you receive training and mentoring to expand your reach and share your expertise with wider U.S. and global audiences. Working with think tanks and international partners, you'll engage to increase the public impact of your knowledge.

Thought Leadership for Global Publics

New barriers are being erected in our world today, and governments and their citizens alike are turning inward. Global Public Voices aims to bring together scholars, thinkers, and makers who can see new solutions and envision a more just and equitable future.

Thought leadership uses our academic research, expertise, and experience as practitioners to speak to questions of our times—to reach, inform, and influence broad and diverse publics. By raising our voices, we can expand public understanding in line with scientific knowledge. Importantly, this exchange with worldwide communities runs both ways, informing new and necessary approaches to international studies.

Benefits: Strategies You Can Use

GPV gives fellows the kind of practical media tool kit that expert thought leaders need. Participants must commit to attending monthly virtual dialogues and producing at least two pieces of public scholarship during the yearlong program. Here is some of the support you'll receive:

  • Monthly fellows' dialogues on vision, goals, and practice
  • Media and outreach training
  • Cornell's Media Relations Office contacts, editing, and placement support
  • Public-facing promotion
  • Opportunities for policy brief writing and events
  • Support in pursuit of external funding

Global Public Voices fellows are also eligible to seek Einaudi seed funding to support their public scholarship.

Skills Training: Typical Schedule

Global Public Voices provides training to fellows seeking to engage in media and public debates. The regular sessions cover strategies you can use to shape public and policy priorities while educating diverse audiences and amplify your research and voice through international dissemination.

Virtual Dialogues

  • October | Agenda setting and introductions; op-ed writing training 
  • November | Building a global scholarly profile: Creating a presence in traditional and new media
  • December | Policy brief writing workshop
  • February | Communicating with policymakers
  • March | Piloting policy briefs with policymakers and practitioners
  • April | Grant writing and funding proposals


Applications close on July 1, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please email our academic programming staff with any questions about the next Global Public Voices cycle.


We are committed to building an inclusive cohort across all identities and backgrounds. We will consider a variety of factors, including but not limited to area of expertise, race/ethnicity, gender, age, and geography.

  • Cornell Faculty: Applications are open to tenure-track faculty and academic staff who seek to engage with new public audiences, including professors of the practice, clinical professors, and lecturers. This cycle is not open to postdoctoral fellows and associates.
  • Faculty at Global Hubs Partners: Applications are open to academic and research faculty and staff engaged in international work. 

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