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James R. Soles Fellowship at the CPI

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Call for CPI Nominations

James R. Soles Fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity

In 1989, our distinguished alum Charles Lewis founded the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) in Washington, D.C. The mission of CPI is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues and to make institutional power more transparent and accountable. In 1998, Chuck Lewis, established the James R. Soles Fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity to honor his professor and mentor.

Each year the CPI selects a graduating senior from the University of Delaware for the yearlong Soles Fellowship in Washington. This year's CPI Soles Fellowship recipient will receive $37,500 in salary plus full benefits. We are currently seeking nominees for the 2019-2020 Fellowship.

A qualified candidate should have an interest in political communications and/or preferably have prior experience at a newspaper or online publication, as well as solid research and writing skills. The candidate should also have a demonstrated interest in long-form, investigative journalism. The position requires a highly motivated, self-starter who is comfortable working with limited supervision.

If you are interested in applying for the Soles Fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity, please provide the following to the Chairperson of the Honors and Awards Committee (347 Smith Hall) by February 28, 2019.

  • A statement of interest in the position, which should include information about yourself – why you are an excellent candidate (personal ambitions and motivations), how your education at UD prepared you for this position, and why this opportunity is relevant to your career objectives. The statement should be typewritten, single-spaced, and not exceed two pages.
  • A resume
  • A short writing sample
  • A letter of recommendation from a UD faculty member.

The Department of Political Science and International Relations Honors and Awards Committee will vet applications. In late March, the Committee will submit its nominee(s) to CPI. CPI will arrange the interview(s) and make the final decision on the 2019-2020 James R. Soles Fellow based on their criteria.

Applications are due by February 28, 2019.

To read more about the current fellow click here.

  • Madeline Stabler-Buiano 2018 - 19

  • Ryan Barwick 2017-18
  • Cady Zuvich 2015-16
  • Erin Quinn 2013-14
  • Marguerite O Brien 2012-13
  • Alexandra Duszak 2011-12
  • Laurel Adams 2010-11
  • Daniel Ettinger 2009-10
  • Laura Cheek, 2008-09
  • Caitlin Ginley, 2007-08
  • Devin Varsalona, 2006-07
  • Eva Koehler, 2005-06
  • Julia DiLaura, 2004-05
  • Julia Kohen, 2003-04
  • Katy Lewis, 2002-03
  • Adam Mayle, 2001-02
  • Brenda Mayrack, 2000-01
  • Nathaniel Heller, 1999-00
  • Dan Steinberg, 1998-99
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