About the Fellowship
The Carsey School of Public Policy Nordblom Summer Fellowship was established through the generosity of Peter C. Nordblom '80 and Kristin Van Curan Nordblom '83. Both are graduates of the University of New Hampshire, earning their bachelor of arts degrees in history and art, respectively. Strong advocates for higher education and rural issues, Peter and Kris established this fund in the hopes of providing UNH students and faculty resources to make a positive difference in the lives of youth in northern New Hampshire.
The gift provides a summer fellowship to an outstanding graduate student working with the Carsey School at UNH on research relevant to New Hampshire’s North Country. Applicants will propose their own topic, although preference will be given to proposals that have a youth, rural, or policy-specific focus. The selected recipient will work under the guidance of Carsey faculty or staff to conduct the research over the course of one summer; proposed project should be scaled accordingly. The fellowship pays a generous stipend for a summer internship, and recipients are recognized for their award.
The stipend for 2022 will be $6,500.
Who Can Apply?
To be considered for a Nordblom Fellowship, the applicant must be a graduate student in good academic standing at the University of New Hampshire. The fellowship is awarded and administered by the Carsey School of Public Policy, and applicants are chosen by an independent review panel.
Completed applications are due by April 15, 2022.
Submit all materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or send hard copies to Jessica Carson at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the address below. Please remember to include your full contact information and student ID number in the proposal.
Carsey School of Public Policy
73 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
How Do I Apply?
Write a one- to two-page proposal with the following materials:
- A description in two to three paragraphs of what you hope to accomplish in your summer work.
- Any relevant information regarding your commitment to public service, relevant academic or extracurricular experience, and career goals.
- List the names and contact information of two (2) UNH faculty members who can provide an evaluation of your activities at UNH.
- Enclose an informal copy of your most recent transcript.
Past recipients of the fellowship are discouraged from re-applying.