This seemed to come up after learning that many grant opportunities require an academic partnership. It's also true that many programs and benefits are available to actively enrolled students, i.e. pitch competitions, accelerators, etc.
I see a number of open-enrollment fellowships. I understand some programs are part-time, some are remote-capable. Some have fancy titles. Some focus on "the people". After doing one fellowship, I can understand that there is a way to enter this organizations with a "healthy respect" for their limitations. Am I correct in saying a fellowship a temporary club aligned around a mission, theme, or goal?
Re: academic publications, do you have to be part of a program to submit? Can you submit after obtaining a post-graduate degree? Can you submit after obtaining a post-graduate degree in a different area than your degree?