Last call for a few good fellows

The deadline for application to this year’s Claremont Institute Publius Fellows progoram is this Friday, March 9. Everything I think I know about politics I’ve learned from the scholars affiliated with the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship. Each summer the Institute brings together for a few weeks some of the best and brightest young conservatives in America. These Publius Fellows meet each day with Claremont Institute Senior Fellows and with distinguished visiting scholars to study American political thought and American politics.
Throughout their stay, fellows also work with editors and writers of the Claremont Review of Books to cultivate the American art of political writing consistent with the First Amendment. The education also extends to an afternoon spent in the exercise of Second Amendment rights at a local firing range.
Those accepted to the program are usually college seniors, recent college graduates, or graduate students, who will likely distinguish themselves in the fields of scholarship, journalism, or public policy. The two-week fellowship includes a $1000 stipend, travel expenses, lodging, and meals.
The 2007 program will again be held at a suitable hotel in southern California (probably near Palm Springs), and will run from June 22 to July 6. The program consists of seminars with all the best Institute Fellows (including Harry Jaffa). The classes aim to help aspiring journalists or academics improve their writing, while relaxed evening talks by prominent visiting scholars supplement the classes. One of the most valuable parts of the program is the opportunity to meet, talk with, and make connections with some of the preeminent writers on American thought.
An application for the program can be downloaded here in PDF. The Institute’s Tom Karako advises us that several of the Publius fellows selected for the 2005 and 2006 Publius program learned about it via Power Line. We hope to make a similar contribution this year.


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