Fran Kandel Fellowship Application

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Application Instructions

To apply, please upload resume and responses to the essay topics below. You can drop your files in the right spot, or click the upload arrow to open your file navigator. Please type your essays, single-spaced, on separate pages. Put your name and the essay letter at the top of each page. Devoting no more than 500 words to each, please discuss:

  1. Your specific proposal, including:
    (i) the goals and intended tangible results;
    (ii) the target population and what need(s) the proposal will meet;
    (iii) if you will be working under an organization’s auspices, information about the organization and contact information for the supervising person;
    (iv) the activities that will accomplish the proposal’s objective;
    (v) what makes your proposal worthy of funding;
    (vi) information about similar materials currently available in the greater Los Angeles area and how your proposal’s intended tangible results differ; and
    (vii) a proposed project timeline and the ability to timely complete it no later than August 31, 2023.
  2. Your background – personal, educational, and professional – Discuss experiences that you believe demonstrate your commitment to the public interest; indicate what you expect to learn from your project and how it ties in with your career goals. Include any other information you believe makes you and your project appropriate for a WLALA Fran Kandel Public Interest Fellowship.
  3. Budget – Provide a specific breakdown and explanation of each expense you intend to incur (i.e., printing, video production).


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2023. Finalists will be requested to provide the name, e-mail and telephone number for one academic reference and one work reference.

Questions?  Contact the Co-Chairs of WLALA Foundation’s Fran Kandel Fellowship Selection Committee:

Julie Stromberg

Ashley Kaplan