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Call for proposals: 2019 Communication Fellows

Call for proposals: 2019 Communication Fellows
Dean Scott Titsworth poses with members of the 2018 Communication Fellows class at the Scripps College of Communication 50th Anniversary celebration, April 9, 2018

Submissions are closed. If you're interested in becoming a Scripps Communication Fellow, please check back again in fall 2019.


Announcing the 2019 PK-12 Communication Fellows Program in Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication. Designed to bolster innovation in communication education, the program also provides professional development, mentorship and networking opportunities to selected Ohio teachers.

Applicants must respond to the call for proposals by January 15, 2019. Educators who are selected to be communication fellows receive educational, mentorship and financial support for their proposal. Up to 10 fellows are named each year, with five from rural Appalachian districts and five from urban districts in the state of Ohio.

“Our inaugural class of Communication fellows impressed us with their commitment and creativity,” said Dean Scott Titsworth. “We are excited to work together with the next class on innovative projects that are sure to move the world of communication education forward.”

Communication Fellows attend a one-week summer residential experience at Ohio University’s main campus in Athens and receive free tuition for a graduate-level online course, a $1,500 stipend and a $1,000 classroom stipend. College faculty members serve as mentors, supporting the teachers as they develop and complete their project proposals during the residential experience and throughout the year.

Those selected for the fellowship will be notified by February 20, 2019, and invited to the Scripps College of Communication celebration, part of Communication Week at Ohio University, during the week of March 25-29, 2019. Availability to attend does not impact selection process.          

“The fellowship is a gift that keeps on giving,” said Teri Poulos, a Communication Fellow from the inaugural 2018 class and English teacher at John Glenn High School in New Concord. “While we were on campus, we were treated so well. I was so impressed by all the faculty, staff and students who were so eager to share their work and to help us to understand the changes in communication and media.”

Prospective applicants can visit the 2019 Proposal Submissions Guidelines page for details about the applying for the program.