IDN ELMO Initiative Graduate Fellowship


To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must:

  • be enrolled full time in a Laney Graduate School doctoral program, in good standing with both the graduate school and in their program;
  • be in a candidacy at the time of application;
  • be in their 7th or earlier year of graduate study at the time of application. Students in their 7th year are eligible to apply for the fellowship, but preference will be given to those in their 5th or 6th year who demonstrate that they are likely to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period;
  • not have held an Emory completion fellowship in a previous year; and
  • have evidence of outstanding academic performance.

Fellow Responsibilities for the ELMO Initiative

  • Work approximately 20 hours per week for the ELMO initiative
  • Become a resource on the ELMO tool for the Emory campus, which includes leading ELMO training sessions and assisting faculty and graduate students who are using ELMO for their own research projects
  • Coordinate the Global Field Lab, a working group for faculty and graduate students who conduct field research in developing nations; this includes planning events and developing an active membership for the working group;
  • Learn and test the various features of ELMO, as well as contributing to the tool’s documentation
  • Liaising with members of The Carter Center and Emory on the international ELMO initiative;
  • Participate in sessions on methodological and technological design, such as around election observation and democracy, violence, and human rights; and other assignments as directed.



  • Stipend of $18,000 and health insurance paid in 9 monthly installments
  • Fellowship lasts from September 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020

Questions?  Please contact Obse Ababiya (