Dubin Graduate Fellowship for Emerging Leaders

The Dubin Emerging Leaders Fellowship provides advanced training for rising leaders committed to pursuing careers that have a transformative impact on society. Dubin Fellows demonstrate the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity.

Joe Fu

“The Dubin Fellows are my family away from home. Every week we met as a group to learn and develop our growing aspirations intimate sessions with leaders who overcame adversity, workshops on teaming, and weekend skillbuilding activities are all highlights of my time at HKS. I will miss frantically checking the CPL events announcements each morning and feeling energized by the possibility of encountering a new idea, insight, or mentor to learn from."
-Joe Fu, MPA '19


Step 1: Apply to Harvard Kennedy School. Application deadline is early December, 2020.
Step 2: Apply for the Dubin Fellowship. Application for Harvard Kennedy School students is early February, 2021. To apply for the Dubin Fellowship, please visit the HKS Student Financial Services website

Applicants must submit:

  1. A biographical profile, not to exceed 150 words

  2. A document containing written responses to two essay prompts related to their leadership in the face of adversity and what its important lessons and outcomes were.

Finalists for the Dubin Fellowship will be interviewed Spring, 2021 by members of the fellowship selection committee.

Before submitting your application, we expect that you have thoroughly reviewed all pertinent information related to the Dubin Fellowship, including but not limited to: program requirements, eligibility information, and the background and purpose of the fellowship, including the history and background of the donor. Being a CPL fellow carries with it certain responsibilities including maintenance of good academic standing as required by your degree program; attendance at all fellowship programming for the entire duration of the fellowship; leading program sessions and service activities including a field experience trip; and responsible conduct in representing CPL and Harvard University.

Please visit our Fellowship FAQs page for more information.

Commitment to Nondiscrimination
As a matter of commitment, policy, and law, Harvard Kennedy School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, color, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, intellectual focus, disability, or veteran status. The School strongly believes diversity enhances the value of all its activities, from research and teaching to degree programs and public events. The School encourages applications from candidates who are interested in careers in public service and acknowledges a special responsibility to train effective leaders in public policy and management.

Program Information


The fellowship provides:

  • Full-tuition scholarship and health care fees for a master’s degree program at Harvard Kennedy School

  • Stipend of up to $5,000 to support unpaid summer internships

  • A comprehensive co-curricular leadership development program

  • A network of exceptional peers and mentors who will enhance your ability to impact the communities you serve

The Dubin Emerging Leaders Fellowship is open to admitted master’s degree program students at Harvard Kennedy School. Applicants will be considered based on their demonstrated interest in public service, leadership potential, and ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity. Successful candidates will also demonstrate excellent academic credentials.

The fellowship cocurricular program includes weekly dinner seminars, an annual retreat, and robust field experiences grounded in discussions with visionary leaders and experienced practitioners. The program will focus on strengthening core competencies that are central to public leadership, such as promoting strong moral character and ethics, mastering the arts of negotiation, and leading effective teams and organizations.

The Dubin Fellows will create a vibrant network of students and alumni committed to advancing knowledge, collaborating on solutions to pressing problems, and building leadership capacity in their communities, their nation, and the world.

Glenn Dubin is the Principal of Dubin & Co., a private investment company based in New York. Mr. Dubin co-founded Highbridge Capital Management LLC, an alternative asset management company in 1992. In 2009, Highbridge was acquired by JP Morgan Asset Management, and Mr. Dubin remained at the helm to oversee the transition – a transition considered by many to be an example of a model succession plan.

In 2013, Mr. Dubin stepped down as Chairman and CEO of Highbridge to focus on the investment activities of Dubin & Co.

Mr. Dubin is a founder and former Board chair of the Robin Hood Foundation, a philanthropic organization in New York that applies investment principles to charitable giving. He is a Board member of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he and his wife Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin established the Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute. Mr. Dubin is a Board member of the Museum of Modern Art.