Work of the Fellowship
The Fellowship is an opportunity for Bush Fellows to increase their capacity for leadership by pursuing learning experiences that will increase their knowledge and develop important leadership skills and attributes especially in the areas of:
Cross-section leadership A Bush Fellowship is intended to give Fellows access to learning experiences that wouldn’t otherwise be accessible. We expect the experience to result in Fellows having an even greater vision for what is possible and a stronger commitment to taking action.
Fellowship Structure and Use of Funds
There are two ways to use a Bush Fellowship:
To start, make progress toward or complete an academic degree.
In a self-designed learning program where the learning experiences are chosen by the Bush Fellow, including conferences, classes, seminars, etc. Bush Fellows are awarded up to $100,000 to be used over 12 to 24 months. Fellows may maintain their employment during the Fellowship, but they also have the option of reducing or taking a leave from their employment. Bush Fellows have flexibility in how they use Fellowship funds to carry out the work of their Fellowship. Funds may be used for:
that replace income lost from pursuing the Fellowship, either from a reduction in the number of hours employed, a leave of absence or the decision to quit a job.
Supplies, equipment, books and studio space
necessary to carry out the Fellowship.
necessary to carry out the Fellowship including moving expenses. Fellowship funds may also cover the travel expenses of spouses, partners and dependents.
necessary to carry out the Fellowship, including:
Tuition and fees incurred after the Fellowship begins for classes, workshops, seminars, conferences and executive programs