The Annenberg Center for Advanced Study in Communication (ACASC) Fellowship Program was established in 2008 and is housed within the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania.
The ACASC fellowship program aims to contribute to the professional training of communication scholars by providing opportunities to work with and publish from the extensive data available at APPC. Working with research area directors, fellows identify relevant research questions that may be addressed by APPC data sets. These include recent large-scale content analyses of media materials related to youth and health-risk behaviors and ongoing national surveys of parents and youth related to media use and political socialization. Fellows have access to extensive academic resources and training options available through the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition, fellows are encouraged to develop new professional skills – such as preparing grant proposals or policy briefings – in a mentored, community-oriented environment. Fellowships run for one year with a possibility for a second-year renewal. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years.