Part of our three-pronged focus at E Pluribus Unum is to champion transformative policy change. We have worked to identify where inequities exist, their structural causes and the environments and conditions that perpetuate them. Now, we are working to accelerate change to create equal access to opportunity, democracy, safety, and protection under the law at the local, state and federal levels.
With the Policy Scholars program, E Pluribus Unum aims to help illuminate the policy challenges policymakers are facing while dealing with the compounded challenges of multiple systemic failures of the national response to the pandemic. By elevating diverse voices from southern institutions and researchers with unique experiences and insights, E Pluribus Unum hopes to advance public policies that help all Americans prosper in strong, fair and sustainable communities.
2022 Application Process
Beginning in the fall of 2021, EPU will announce a call for proposals and solicit applications nationally from prospective applicants. EPU will provide guidance to applicants regarding the universe of areas from which they can choose to focus their proposals for that year’s submissions. This process will be a central feature in EPU’s policy agenda for the calendar year. Applicants will be expected to submit proposals that address the identified issue areas and will be judged based on an established set of criteria to be designed internally by the EPU team.