The Bender FACET Fellows program helps selected FACET members learn about our statewide programs and grow as leaders. Named in honor of FACET founder Eileen Bender and geared toward newer members, the fellowship is good preparation if you would like to eventually be the FACET director. Fellows work on statewide projects in cooperation with the FACET office and, in some cases, a planning committee.
These events, programs, and publications could include:
Fellowship Details and Compensation
Only FACET members are eligible for the fellowship. Candidates decide whether they prefer a one-semester or one-year fellowship, and we can award up to two fellowships each semester.
Upon acceptance, Bender FACET Fellows meet with the FACET director and staff to develop a plan for achieving their goals. Fellows also submit monthly updates to the FACET director and a final report outlining their achievements in reaching their goals. Fellows receive $3,000 or $6,000 depending on the length of the fellowship.
Most Bender FACET Fellows work from their own campuses with occasional video conferences and visits to the statewide office. Other projects may require different arrangements.