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Evan Rose Fund

Proposal Overview

The Evan Rose Fund, has been established in memory of Reed alumnus, Evan Rose ’86, who passed away in 2015. Evan was a successful, award-winning urban planner and designer, and the fellowship is to support a summer research project or internship related to urban planning.

 “The fund will have a first preference for projects focusing on urban design, and second preference for projects focusing on related disciplines (architecture, history of city planning and design, urban planning, etc.). The fund will be awarded without disciplinary restrictions… Appropriate uses of the Rose fund include but are not limited to stipends for summer research or internships, funds to attend or present at conferences, or funding for faculty-student collaborative proposals.”

The fellowship will provide the student with a stipend of $5,000, and also provides for expenses related to the project of up to $1,000. Such expenses might include travel expenses or expenses incurred in fieldwork. Please note that student stipends are distributed through payroll. Students will be hired as employees and the stipend is subject to employment taxes. If students are receiving financial support from a sponsoring organization, this may reduce the size of the stipend.

Eligibility: all Reed students, including seniors in their final year who are graduating in May 2019, are eligible to apply. Students may apply to multiple opportunities, but a student cannot hold this fellowship at the same time as another summer award.

Requirements: the successful student will produce a poster describing their experience for display at the summer fellowships poster session early in the fall semester, or, if that is not possible, submit a written report of no more than 1500 words. Fellows who use the stipend to support an internship will also be asked to evaluate the quality of the mentoring they received.

 Application process

Application: By 12:00 p.m. on March 6, 2019 all applicants should upload their application online using this link: Evan Rose Fund Application. Bundle items 1-4 (in that order) into one document before uploading.

  1. A cover page with the title of the project, the name and email address of the applicant, the names and email address of the mentor/employer, and the name and email address of faculty member who has agreed to provide a confidential letter of support.
  2. Project description (no more than 1,000 words) detailing the internship or research experience you plan to undertake. Describe how the opportunity will benefit your educational progress and/or how it relates to your career goals. What are the desired outcomes of the project?
  3. A resume describing your relevant work, volunteer and course experience.
  4. When appropriate, a detailed budget for any expenses up to $1,000 (not including the stipend). A budget narrative should explain line items wherever needed. Non-consumable equipment or supplied should be returned to the college on completion of the project. On the budget page, please list any other funding sources to which you are applying, including any pay/financial support you will receive from a sponsoring organization. Use this budget form.
  5. A letter of support from the sponsoring organization or faculty member indicating support for the project you describe.
  6. One confidential letter of support from a Reed faculty or staff member who can speak to your qualifications and interest in the project. In the case of a research project with a Reed faculty member, this letter can be provided by a faculty member who is sponsoring the project. The letter need not be long (one paragraph is enough), but should address the student’s readiness for the project and ability to complete the project successfully.

Deadline: March 6, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

For questions about the application process, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Jolie Griffin ( 

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