Kennedy Fellows
Application form


Applicants should submit a letter of application between 2 to no more than 4 pages in length, single spaced in 12-point font with 1 inch margins, stating their background and history in the field of services and supports to people with intellectual disabilities, interests and accomplishments to date, as well as what they hope to do with the knowledge and experience gained from the fellowship. They should also attach either a résumé detailing their work and educational experience or a summary of their involvement in the field along with three letters of support from people familiar with their work. Applications should clearly show the candidate’s name, address, telephone number(s), and e-mail address on the first page.

Letters of support should also be via a PDF file or a word file. Please make sure that each letter clearly specifies the candidate for which the letter is being submitted. The application deadline for 2023 is November 15, 2022 by 5:00 P.M. EST

The Fellowship starting date will be negotiated with the successful applicant(s). The Foundation fellowship(s) will be awarded for the period beginning as early as January and running for one year, with the actual schedule subject to negotiation between the successful applicant and the Foundation.

Finalists will be invited to Washington in late 2022 or early 2023 to be interviewed by a distinguished panel of national Public Policy experts.

Address letters of application to:
Public Policy Fellowship
The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
1133 19th Street NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Applicant Information



Letter of application
Max. file size: 256 MB.
Resume or summary of field experience
Max. file size: 256 MB.
Recommendation letter 1
Max. file size: 256 MB.
Recommendation letter 2
Max. file size: 256 MB.
Recommendation letter 3
Max. file size: 256 MB.