Philadelphia Real Estate Council is excited to introduce the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Fellowships. These fellowships offer an exciting opportunity for students of real estate and related fields to explore an area of interest within the real estate market of the Mid-Atlantic region, publish their research through the Philadelphia Real Estate Council, and get paid for their work!
We are seeking students of real estate and related fields to apply for this fellowship by submitting a brief proposal (2-3 pages) for a subject of study, including why the student thinks this topic is important and a tentative research plan.
The students selected for a Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Fellowship will work directly with PREC’s Director of Research to conduct a thorough study of this area of inquiry, then write a professional-quality, thoroughly researched and documented white paper addressing a challenge and proposing a solution.
The opportunity to incorporate this research into an independent study with a member of the program’s faculty is available at the discretion of the student’s program.
This is an extremely valuable opportunity for a student to research a real estate subject of interest, write and publish a high-quality article based on this research, and receive financial compensation for her/his work. We encourage you to submit an application and research proposal for the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Fellowship.
- Number of available fellowships: Three
- Key Dates
- November 4, 2016: Applications and Research Proposals Due
- November 11, 2016: Fellowship Recipients Announced
- May 2017: Research Fellows’ White Papers Published by PREC
- Compensation: $700 per fellowship (awarded upon completion and publication of research)
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this Fellowship, please email Tatiana Swedek, Associate Director of Research, at tswede[email protected].
Please include the following information in your application email:
- Name, Address, Phone
- School and Program
- If you plan to incorporate this Fellowship into an independent study during the spring semester, please indicate this as well.
As part of your application, please attach a 2-3 page Research Proposal that includes the following information:
- A general overview of the topic you wish to explore
- Please describe why you believe this topic is important to the Mid-Atlantic real estate market
- A plan of action for your research. Briefly tell us how you plan to study your subject and support the overarching agenda of your article. Some common sources and research methods for real estate white papers include interviews, public records, market data from reputable research firms or organizations, other white papers, scholarly articles and journalism.
Please feel free to consult PREC’s previously published Mid-Atlantic real estate white papers for ideas.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Purpose and Audience, Organization
- TheWhitePaperGuy: The White Paper FAQ
THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN PREC’S 2016 REAL ESTATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS, STUDENTS, AND COLLEAGUES ABOUT THIS UNIQUE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY.
- Each applicant must be enrolled either part or full time in an accredited graduate or undergraduate program related to real estate. This includes degree programs and concentrations in Real Estate Development, Business Administration, Finance, Architecture, Urban Planning, Hospitality, Operations, Economics, Construction Management, Real Estate Law, and related fields.
- Students from throughout the United States are eligible to apply for PREC’s 2016 Research Fellowships. However, only projects focusing on an issue that is directly relevant to the Mid-Atlantic region will be considered for this Fellowship (refer to map for PREC’s Mid-Atlantic coverage area). Driving markets in this region include Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Trenton, Harrisburg, Princeton, and Allentown.
- Close friends and family of PREC members, its staff, and sponsors are ineligible for this Fellowship.