TEXAS LYCEUM FELLOWSHIP

For Graduate Students Enrolled in Texas Public Administration Graduate Schools


The student(s) selected for The Texas Lyceum Fellowship will be expected to work with a supervising professor as they synthesize research in the most pressing policy areas affecting the State of Texas. Tasks assigned during the fellowship will include analyzing and interpreting statistical tests and trends from original data, culminating in the production of a high-quality written policy brief. Additionally, the student(s) selected for the fellowship will share their research at a Texas Lyceum meeting, a unique opportunity to represent their school and network with Texas Lyceum members and guests.

The Texas Lyceum Fellow will receive $5,000 to cover expenses associated with their research project and the supervising professor will receive $5,000 for their expense and support.

Applicants must be enrolled in a public administration graduate program and be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Texas Lyceum is in partnership with The Bush School at Texas A&M as well as Texas Tech University.

Bush School at Texas A&M applicants click here for the list of qualifications.

Texas Tech University applicants click here for the list of qualifications.  

2021 Fellows

Sallie Sherman

 

 




Meet Sallie Sherman, one of this year’s Texas Lyceum Fellows. Sallie is a second-year master of international affairs candidate at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, studying international development and economic policy. She completed her undergraduate degree in animal science, also at Texas A&M. Sallie works at the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, where she has contributed to the Pandemic and Biosecurity Policy Program’s work on domestic health policy.

In preparation for the Lyceum’s April 29-May 1 conference “The Opportunities and Obstacles of Aging: From Policy to Personal – Knowing the Facts,” Sallie is analyzing the challenges facing seniors living in rural areas to access health care options comparable to those of their urban counterparts. As the population of Texas ages and population growth is increasingly centered in urban areas, rural healthcare facilities are closing rapidly. Seniors in rural areas face greater challenges getting to their doctors.  This distance barrier to senior healthcare could be mitigated, however, by the expansion of telehealth services. 

The Texas Lyceum launched the fellowship program in 2018 through the Bush School’s Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy as a way to move the organization toward its roots in public policy. The fellowships are an opportunity for the Lyceum to partner with universities across the state to examine the most pressing policy issues at the forefront of the agenda of our elected officials. The Lyceum expects to host a second fellow at the Midland conference this fall.

KyLeigh Richardson

Meet KyLeigh Richardson, one of this year’s Texas Lyceum Fellows. KyLeigh currently works in the Lubbock Mayor and City Council office while pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Administration from Texas Tech University, where she also obtained her undergraduate degree. Her experience volunteering for more than three years with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby has instilled in her a passion for energy policy, on which she has pursued independent research and presented at various conferences.

KyLeigh’s work focuses on how administrators and legislators can focus on efficiency, equity, sustainability, and resilience to improve the reliability and security of our grid, the economy, and the larger Texas job market. At the Lyceum’s September 9-11 conference “Power Hungry: The Science, Economics, and Politics of Energy in Texas,” KyLeigh will present her brief on the macroeconomic and political implications of energy policy in Texas.

The Texas Lyceum launched the fellowship program in 2018 as a way to move the organization toward its roots in public policy. The fellowships are an opportunity for the Lyceum to partner with universities across the state to examine the most pressing policy issues at the forefront of the agenda of our elected officials.

Please make sure to join us in Midland on September 9-11, to meet KyLeigh and learn more about the macroeconomic implications and political context of Texas’ energy policy.

Check out Past Fellows and Policy Briefs here!

Questions?

For more information, please call 512-992-0026 or email [email protected].