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PhD Student Fellowship in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Capacity Building

Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Robin Wehrlin
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Public Administration seeks applicants for a PhD student fellowship focusing on philanthropy and nonprofit capacity building. Applications are due February 1, 2017.

 The PhD in Public Administration at the UNO School of Public Administration focuses on the role of public and nonprofit organizations in a democratic and diverse society. The School of Public Administration boasts a supportive and collaborative academic culture. The MPA program is ranked 12th in Nonprofit Management by U.S. News and World Report.

Key faculty include:

  • Dr. Jodi Benenson, Assistant Professor—Research interests include social policy, nonprofit organizations, civic engagement, and inequality.
  • Dr. Tara Kolar Bryan, Assistant Professor—Research interests include organizational capacity and change as it relates to the strategic management of nonprofit organizations.
  • Dr. Angela M. Eikenberry, Professor—Research interests include collaborative philanthropy, voluntary association, marketization, and their role in democratic governance.

The faculty seek applicants who wish to enter the academic job market and who have a particular interest in researching issues of capacity in a variety of philanthropic and nonprofit settings. The Philanthropy and Nonprofit Capacity Building Fellowship includes at least three years of graduate assistant funding (dependent on continuing to meet program requirements) and will include working with faculty and community partners on capacity building evaluation and other research projects. In addition, the Fellow may have opportunities to teach undergraduate classes and can apply for School and university travel and research funding. 

UNO is located in Omaha, Nebraska, which has an extremely affordable cost of living, many amenities, and a diverse and vibrant nonprofit and philanthropic community.

 For more information about the program and to apply, please go to: or contact Dr. Meagan Van Gelder at:

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