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Fellowships

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For decades, ISI has helped the best, brightest, and most motivated students achieve their vocation in defense of the principles of liberty and Western civilization.

Graduate Fellowships
Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

The Richard M. Weaver Fellowship seeks to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices.

 

The Grant

Each Weaver Fellow receives a grant of $5,000 and payment of tuition at the school of his or her choice (either in the U.S. or abroad).

 

Eligibility

The Weaver Fellowship is granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools who intend to teach at the college level.

  • Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
  • Graduate Fellowship applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program for academic year 2015–16.
  • Those attending preprofessional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) schools are ineligible.
  • Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship in any given academic cycle. For each fellowship sought, applicants must submit separate copies of all components of the application.

 

Required Application Materials

  • An original, five-to-ten-page essay responding to the following question: What is the relationship between liberal education and a free society?
  • Headshot
  • One-page outline of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships
  • Three-to-five-page personal, philosophical, and professional autobiography
  • Five-to-ten-page academic writing sample
  • Three academic letters of recommendation (must be sent by the recommender and include the Graduate Fellowships Program Letter of Recommendation Form)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (may be mailed by the issuing institution or the applicant)
  • Brief responses to the following:
    • Why the applicant has chosen teaching as a profession
    • Why the applicant desires a fellowship
    • How the applicant heard about the ISI Fellowship
    • Signed declaration of intent to teach

 

(Personal philosophical statement and academic writing samples must be 12-point standard font and double spaced.)

 

Application Deadline

January 16, 2015

The 2015–16 ISI Graduate Fellows will be announced in April 2015. ISI will notify each applicant by e-mail.

Apply now

 

Awards Committee

  • William F. Campbell, Louisiana State University
  • E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Claes G. Ryn, The Catholic University of America
  • Peter W. Schramm, Ashland University
  • Andrew A. Tadie, Seattle University
  • R. V. Young, North Carolina State University

 

More Information

For more information on the Graduate Fellowships, please e-mail awards@isi.org or call (800) 526–7022.

Salvatori Fellowship
Salvatori Fellowship

The ISI Salvatori Fellowship seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of the principles held by the American Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views.

 

The Grant

Two $10,000 prizes are granted each year to graduate students in fields related to the American Founding.

 

Eligibility

The Salvatori Fellowship is granted to current graduate students in a field related to the American Founding.

  • Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
  • Graduate Fellowship applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program for academic year 2015–16.
  • Those attending preprofessional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) schools are ineligible.
  • Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship in any given academic cycle. For each fellowship sought, applicants must submit separate copies of all components of the application.

 

Required Application Materials

  • An original, five-to-ten-page essay responding to the following question: What is the importance of the American Founding to a free society?
  • Headshot
  • One-page outline of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships
  • Three-to-five-page personal, philosophical, and professional autobiography
  • Five-to-ten-page academic writing sample
  • Three academic letters of recommendation (must be sent by the recommender and include the Graduate Fellowships Program Letter of Recommendation Form)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (may be mailed by the issuing institution or the applicant)
  • Brief responses to the following:
    • Why the applicant has chosen teaching as a profession
    • Why the applicant desires a fellowship
    • How the applicant heard about the ISI Fellowship
    • Signed declaration of intent to teach

(Personal philosophical statement and academic writing samples must be 12-point standard font and double spaced.)

 

Application Deadline

January 16, 2015

The 2015–16 ISI Graduate Fellows will be announced in April 2015. ISI will notify each applicant by e-mail.

Apply Now

 

Awards Committee

  • Daniel L. Dreisbach, American University
  • Claes G. Ryn, The Catholic University of America
  • Graham Walker, Patrick Henry College
  • Bradley C. S. Watson, St. Vincent College

 

More Information

For more information on the Graduate Fellowships Program, please e-mail awards@isi.org or call (800) 526–7022.

Renshaw Fellowship
Renshaw Fellowship

The Renshaw Fellowship supports the study and shaping of school curricula by providing grants to those seeking to become superintendents; curriculum developers; or influential scholars teaching, writing, and lecturing on educational issues.

 

The Grant

Granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools in doctoral study in education. Each recipient receives a $12,000 grant.

 

Eligibility

The Renshaw Fellowship is granted to current doctoral students or applicants to doctoral programs in education.

  • Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
  • Graduate Fellowship applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level or seeking to become a superintendent or curriculum developer.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program for academic year 2015–16.
  • Those attending preprofessional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) schools are ineligible.
  • Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship in any given academic cycle. For each fellowship sought, applicants must submit separate copies of all components of the application.

 

Required Application Materials

  • An original, five-to-ten-page essay responding to the following question: What is the relationship between liberal education and a free society?
  • Headshot
  • One-page outline of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships
  • Three-to-five-page personal, philosophical, and professional autobiography
  • Five-to-ten-page academic writing sample
  • Three academic letters of recommendation (must be sent by the recommender and include the Graduate Fellowships Program Letter of Recommendation Form)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (may be mailed by the issuing institution or the applicant)
  • Brief responses to the following:
    • Why the applicant has chosen teaching as a profession
    • Why the applicant desires a fellowship
    • How the applicant heard about the ISI Fellowship
    • Signed declaration of intent to teach

(Personal philosophical statement and academic writing samples must be 12-point standard font and double spaced.)

 

Application Deadline

January 16, 2015

The 2015–16 ISI Graduate Fellows will be announced in April 2015. ISI will notify each applicant by e-mail.

Apply Now

 

Awards Committee

  • Charles L. Glenn, Boston University
  • Jay P. Greene, University of Arkansas
  • Vigen Guroian, University of Virginia

 

More Information

For more information on the Graduate Fellowships, please e-mail awards@isi.org or call (800) 526–7022.

 

Collegiate Network Journalism Fellowships
Collegiate Network logo

Each year ISI’s Collegiate Network journalism program offers paid summer internships and postgraduate, yearlong fellowships at prominent media outlets to promising student journalists. For students seriously considering a journalism career, these positions offer writing opportunities at some of the nation’s leading publications. This highly competitive program is open to both CN members and nonmembers, and the number of internships and fellowships offered varies from year to year.

 

Yearlong Fellowship

The CN pays recent college graduates stipends of approximately $35,000 for a one-year position at a prominent media outlet.

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Summer Internships

The CN pays summer interns stipends of approximately $5,000 for ten weeks of work at a prominent media outlet.

Apply Now

 

Training and Support

The CN offers all interns and fellows career-development assistance both informally and formally through various events and programs, including:

 

Intern/Fellow Training Workshop

In the spring, the incoming class of interns and fellows attends a weekend-long seminar featuring briefings with professional journalists, including former CN Fellows, who offer advice on advancing in a journalism career. Topics include pitching stories, fact-checking, cultivating sources, multimedia tips, journalistic ethics, and newsroom etiquette.

 

Alumni & Friends Reception

In the summer, the CN hosts its annual public reception in Washington, D.C., for all current students, alumni, and friends of the CN, regardless of their professions.

Western Civilization Fellowship
Western Civilization Fellowship

The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship is designed to address our culture’s loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the West.

 

The Grant

Three fellowships will be awarded per year to graduate students with a research interest in the Western tradition. Each fellow will receive a $20,000 grant to pursue studies at the school of his or her choice.

 

Eligibility

The Western Civilization Fellowship is granted to current graduate students with a research interest in and dedication to the Western tradition.

  • Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
  • Graduate Fellowship applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program for academic year 2015–16.
  • Those attending preprofessional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) schools are ineligible.
  • Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship in any given academic cycle. For each fellowship sought, applicants must submit separate copies of all components of the application.

 

Required Application Materials

  • An original, five-to-ten-page essay responding to the following question: In your own field of study, how is liberty related to Western Civilization?
  • Headshot
  • One-page outline of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships
  • Three-to-five-page personal, philosophical, and professional autobiography
  • Five-to-ten-page academic writing sample
  • Three academic letters of recommendation (must be sent by the recommender and include the Graduate Fellowships Program Letter of Recommendation Form)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (may be mailed by the issuing institution or the applicant)
  • Brief responses to the following:
    • Why the applicant has chosen teaching as a profession
    • Why the applicant desires a fellowship
    • How the applicant heard about the ISI Fellowship
    • Signed declaration of intent to teach

(Personal philosophical statement and academic writing samples must be 12-point standard font and double spaced.)

 

Application Deadline

January 16, 2015

The 2015–16 ISI Graduate Fellows will be announced in April 2015. ISI will notify each applicant by e-mail.

Apply Now

 

Awards Committee

  • Robert P. George, Princeton University
  • James Hankins, Harvard University
  • Donald Kagan, Yale University
  • Wilfred McClay, University of Oklahoma

 

More Information

For more information on the Graduate Fellowships, please e-mail awards@isi.org or call (800) 526–7022.