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Applications for the 2023-2024 ELATES fellowship year are now open!

Application Portal

Timeline for the 2023-2024 ELATES Application

  • Application Opens: November 1, 2022
  • Early Bird Application Closes: December 15, 2022
  • Application Closes: February 1, 2023
  • Nomination Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Applicants Notified: April 2023
  • New Program Launches: May 2023

Please contact or 215.895.1883 if you have any questions.

Kern Family Foundation Scholarships

This year, the Kern Family Foundation will support tuition scholarships for five Fellows from participating KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) institutions! Selected Fellows will conduct institutional action projects aligned with the KEEN mission to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset to become agents of societal good. For scholarship consideration, candidates should submit their applications by the Early Bird deadline (December 15, 2022) and highlight in their materials how they intend to integrate the KEEN mission into their activities. Eligible institutions can be found at

Diversity and Class Selection

The ELATES model for development of senior level leadership competencies requires participants from a broad range of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and institutions, to build an inclusive learning community within which they can learn from both their differences and similarities. The admissions committees consider many characteristics of candidates, including professional aspiration, achievements and challenges along their pathways to leadership, underrepresented populations in academic fields, and institutional characteristics such as geographic region, private/public status, and mission focus.

Drexel University is committed to equality and we do not discriminate against applicants based on their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or status as a veteran or special disabled veteran.

Applicant Information

A strong candidate application presents evidence for leadership potential. This includes:

  • Leadership experiences that have included strategic risk-taking.
  • A track record of formal and informal professional development, including mentoring and program participation outside their specialty field.
  • Rationale for seeking leadership roles and a realistic assessment of likely internal and external leadership opportunities over the five years following the fellowship program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to women in leadership, particularly in STEM fields.

Applicants must be nominated by a senior official within their college, school or institution, usually the dean or provost. As part of the application process, they should also secure two recommendations from their direct supervisor and a senior colleague.

Please visit the following pages for more information: