Bud Frankel Memorial Fellows Program

The Bud Frankel Memorial Fellows program supports Marquette University graduate students for 12 months as community research fellows. Fellows will work with a community nonprofit agency to address pressing social problems such as preserving affordable senior housing, advancing nonprofit collaboration across specific issues, supporting low income urban entrepreneurs, promoting human rights, or advancing interreligious dialogue.

Frankel Fellows will receive mentoring to support their personal and professional development while using their Marquette education to create more equitable communities where indignities and injustices are addressed rather than managed.

Apply for the fellowship

Please complete the online form to apply.

Contact Patrick Kennelly if you have any questions.

Summary of fellowship

Graduate student expectations

  • Twelve month commitment.
  • Graduate studies in Fall and Spring should not exceed 9 credit hours per semester.
  • Work 18-20 hours per week on community research project during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Work 40 hours per week on community research project during the summer.
  • Deliver a public presentation on their research project at the conclusion of the fellowship.


  • Meet the admissions standards of the Marquette University Graduate School.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Participate in an interview.

Stipend and discretionary funds

  • $15,000 stipend
  • Additional discretionary funds available for project supplies and professional development.