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Fellow & Mentor Application Information

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Apply to be a BAF Fellow
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Applications are accepted beginning in January for consideration to join the next academic year's cohort. Application packages will be reviewed, and interviews conducted with BAF leadership up to September 1, 2019, or until the maximum number of applicants accepted for the 2019/20 BAF Fellows cohort is reached. The BAF Fellow Application is available online. There is no fee to apply. 

Applications are open to Ph.D. students who are: 1) beginning or early in their degree programs; 2) from historically underrepresented groups in the field of hazards and disaster science & practice, or from a community disproportionately affected by hazards or disasters; and 3) U.S. citizens.

Fellows are not required to attend the University of Delaware to participate in the BAF. Participating Ph.D. students (Fellows) attend programs at nationally regarded institutions across the U.S. as they attain degrees and build careers in disaster research and practice.

Ph.D. students in dozens of fields of study are eligible to become a Fellow.  Students and early career professionals working in disaster and hazard science and practice come from diverse educational and work backgrounds including, but not limited to:  

​Faith-based Initiatives​Meteorology
​Climate Change​Finance​Political Science
​Community Resilience​Geography​Public Administration
​Disaster Science & Management​Geology​Public Health
​Economic Development​Homeland Security​Psychology/Mental Health
​Energy & Environmental Policy​Information Technology​Seismology
​Emergency Management​Law​Social Justice
​Engineering​Logistics​Social Work
​Environmental Sciences​Medicine​Urban Planning
Apply to be a Mentor
Dr. Donta Council and Lorita Daniels at Fall 2018 Workshop at UD.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor for a BAF Fellow, please watch the Mentor Video.  Once you have watched the video, please also review the BAF Mentor Guide. If after watching the video and reviewing the Mentor Guide you are still interested in serving as a mentor in the Bill Anderson Fund Mentor Program, please complete the Mentor Application.

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