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Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice

Fellowship Application

Quattrone Center Research Fellowship 2020-2021

The application deadline is December 31, 2019

The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at Penn Law is accepting applications for research fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021.

About the Quattrone Center: 

The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice is a research and policy hub housed at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  The interdisciplinary Center brings together faculty from across the University of Pennsylvania and the nation, collaborating with criminal justice practitioners in an interdisciplinary approach to reduce errors in the administration of justice.  The Quattrone Center has rapidly established itself as a thought leader on issues pertaining to the reduction of errors in criminal justice, and is the chief proponent for blending law and scientific research (both social science and new technology) in a “systems approach” to improving the criminal justice system.  The Center applies techniques from healthcare, aviation, and other industries focused on safety, quality control, reliability, etc. in ways that unify participants in the criminal justice system to implement, evaluate, and expand best practices in the administration of justice.

About the Fellowship:

Designed for scholars interested in pursuing academic careers in areas related to the Quattrone Center’s work, fellows enjoy faculty access to Penn Law services and full participation in all Quattrone Center events. This is a full-time commitment and fellows are expected to be in residence at the Law School for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows receive a full year of funding and are eligible for renewal for an additional year. Fellows are expected to produce at least one original academic work during each year of funding. In addition to conducting their individual research and writing projects, each fellow’s responsibilities will also include providing support for the Quattrone Center’s existing and new programs, including the development of reports and proposals.

Requirements:  

To be eligible, prospective fellows must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Have earned a law degree; or
  2. Have completed, or are in the terminal stage of a PhD or equivalent academic program, and have not yet held a full-time tenure track academic appointment

The fellowship is open to individuals with a background in law as well as those with a background in social science (e.g. sociology, psychology, economics, criminology, etc.) or medicine, with a proven familiarity with criminal justice research.

To Apply:

Complete the Fellowship application online here:

Quattrone Center Fellowship Online Application

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Undergraduate and law school and/or graduate school transcript(s) *
  4. Writing sample(s)
  5. Two references, minimum (at least one must be an academic reference) *

* If transcripts or reference letters will be submitted confidentially, your provider may email them directly to quattronecenter@law.upenn.edu. Please advise the provider to include your name and “Fellowship Application” in the subject line.

Alternatively, applicants may submit a paper copy of their application to:

Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice
c/o Executive Director
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204

Questions/Contact: 

quattronecenter@law.upenn.edu.