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 the 2024 fellowship is December 10, 2023 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.

Address letters of application to:
Public Policy Fellowship
The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
2600 Virginia Avenue NW 10th Floor
Washington DC 20037

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.