Catalyst Grant Program
Launching global and government public interest careers.
Penn Law’s postgraduate fellowship program has been highly successful in launching the public interest careers of recent graduates. Since 2009, Penn Law has supported 31 fellows, all of whom either remained employed by their original host organization or secured public interest positions in the same field.
The new Catalyst Grant Program supports those seeking government positions and those seeking to engage in human rights and rule of law work at the grassroots level abroad. The Catalyst Grant Program can give students an opportunity to work as full-time staff attorneys on the ground in order to gain the experience and establish a reputation that will make them even stronger candidates for long-term positions when funding becomes available.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Funding will be a stipend of up to $25,000 for up to one year of full-time volunteer employment with an eligible organization. No benefits or additional costs will be covered. Grant recipients may be eligible for TolLRAP while they are a part of this program.
Questions about the application process may be directed to Arlene Rivera Finkelstein, Associate Dean and Executive Director of Toll Public Interest Center, at: (215) 898-0459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.