The Robert Bowne Foundation Research Fellowship is dedicated to building the capacity of youth program staff to design and conduct research in the areas of youth development and education during the out-of-school hours. The goals of the Research Fellowship include generating and disseminating research in the area of education in community-based organizations serving youth; building a network of scholars; contributing to basic knowledge, improving practice, and informing policy.
Robert Bowne Foundation Research Fellows are selected by application and work in youth programs in New York City. They meet twice a month for six months and once a month for the remainder of the year. Fellows become members of a community of researchers; learn methods of qualitative research; read and discuss research articles; conduct site-specific research projects. Finally, Fellows participate in a writing institute where they write a research article or other piece for publication and present at a research roundtable.