Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellowship 2014

Research, analysis, and advocacy to change the world!

We have closed  applications  for the 2014 Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program to honor the life and work of Lisa Devereux Kernan. Fellowships will be provided for a four week Program in the late Spring to early Summer 2014 to two outstanding students with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

Due date for next year’s applications: April 7, 2015.

Eligibility: Open to graduate students or exceptional undergraduate Seniors and Juniors aspiring to careers in public health, health care, law, public policy or related subjects, and who are dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities and promoting social justice in the United States and globally.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for the Program.

The Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program is coordinated by the Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit research, education, and advocacy center dedicated to protecting and improving health, promoting social justice, and sustaining access to health care and other vital human services, and located in the Presidio, in San Francisco, California.

Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows will participate in a four week Program in late Spring – early Summer 2013 that will involve full-time work, including work on a Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign, CPATH Trade and Health, or EQUAL Health Care project, Fellowship mentoring, and graduate level instruction. Fellows will work directly on projects of the Center for Policy Analysis, and may participate in conducting workshops and briefings with and for advocacy groups, health professionals, and legislators.

Examples of projects on which Kernan Fellows may work include:

  • Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign – Our  Campaign is creating a national communications and advocacy network that unifies reproductive health groups, and engages women and the men who trust them to make the right decisions for their health. (url:
  • CPATH Trade and Health Project examining proposals regarding access to public health, tobacco control, essential medicines, and related issues in pending trade agreements, including the Trans Pacific Partnership. (url:
  • EQUAL Health Network – A project bringing a strong public voice for implementation of national health care reform, including advocacy for reproductive health care and inclusion of immigrants, and single payer proposals. (url:

WHEN? Please tell us in your application when you are available between May 1 and July 31.  We’ll determine the exact dates based on your replies and other factors.

WHERE? You must be located in San Francisco during the Fellowship.  Sorry, no additional funds are available for your transportation or housing; we can direct you to community bulletin boards, etc.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must complete the application – click  to download the 2014 APPLICATION  and submit the completed application with 1-2 letters of reference by April 7, 2014, by email to:

            subject: Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program

Center for Policy Analysis, P.O. Box 29586, San Francisco, CA 94129-0586 

Ellen R. Shaffer & Joe Brenner, Co-Directors  Phone: 415-922-6204