Intercollegiate Studies Institute Graduate Fellowships Program, USA

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Graduate Fellowships Program

Deadline for fellowships is January 16th of the year in which they will be awarded.

Available fellowships :

  • The ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship pays tuition at the school attended by the recipient, a stipend of $5,000, and awards $1,000 in ISI Books. More than 400 Weaver graduate fellowships have been granted since the program’s inception in 1964.
  • The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship awards each recipient $20,000 for graduate work related to Western Civilization studies. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually.
  • The ISI Salvatori Fellowship provides $10,000 to each awardee for graduate work related to the American Founding. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually.
  • The ISI Bache Renshaw Fellowship awards each recipient $12,000 toward doctoral study in education that will influence the discipline with the ideas, values, and institutions that are fundamental to America’s Western tradition.

Graduating college seniors are also encouraged to apply for ISI’s William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose. This fellowship grants awards of $40,000, $20,000, and $10,000 to graduating seniors in recognition of their service projects and efforts to strengthen civil society. Visit www.simonfellowship.org for more details.

Application details :

To apply for an ISI Graduate Fellowship, assemble the following :

  1. An application form and headshot
  2. A 1 page outline of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships
  3. A 5-10 page essay written on the theme of the fellowship for which you are applying
  4. A 3-5 page personal, philosophical, and professional autobiography
  5. A 5-10 page academic writing sample
  6. Three academic letters of recommendation (use form here)
  7. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  8. Brief responses to the following four questions
    • Why the applicant has chosen teaching as a profession
    • Why the applicant desires a fellowship
    • How the applicant heard about the ISI Fellowship Program
    • Signed declaration of intent to teach

Application guidelines

  • Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute who receive The Intercollegiate Review.
  • The postmark deadline for Graduate Fellowship applications is January 16, 2011. The 2011–2012 ISI Graduate Fellows will be announced in April 2011. ISI will notify each applicant by mail.
  • 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 fulltime graduate program for academic year 2011-2012.
  • Those attending pre-professional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) schools are ineligible.
  • Personal philosophical statement and academic writing samples must be 12 point standard font, and double spaced.
  • Academic letters of recommendation must be sent by the recommender.
  • Transcripts may be mailed by the issuing institution or the applicant.
  • 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.
  • Previous recipients may compete for future ISI Graduate Fellowships without restriction.

Note :  Applications that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

Mail these materials to :

[Fellowship Title]
[Applicant’s Name]
Graduate Fellowships Program,
Intercollegiate Studies Institute,
3901 Centerville Road,
Wilmington, DE 19807-1938.

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