Regional Fellows Program

DSC_7424The goal of the National Review Institute’s Regional Fellows program is to introduce succeeding generations to conservatism’s most important writings, thinkers, and institutions, and to build a network of talented, like-minded individuals who can assist one another professionally and personally for years to come.

In 2014, the program instituted a new syllabus — designed by NRI board member and celebrated academic Daniel J. Mahoney — that fosters a rigorous examination of conservative principles and how they apply to the issues of the day. Incorporating readings from Burke to Buckley, the syllabus focuses on the foundations of conservative thought.

Fellows meet for a series of eight weeknight dinner seminars. For each session, Fellows are expected to complete a 25-30 page reading assignment, which they will discuss with a leading conservative thinker. In addition, Fellows receive invitations to exclusive networking happy hours and other area conservative events.

Originally known as the NRI “Washington Fellows,” the program has been conducted in DC since 2009. With the new curriculum and new focus on mid-career professionals, the renamed Regional Fellows program expanded to New York City in February 2014. In September 2014, NRI launched a chapter in Dallas, Texas and more chapters are in development.


The 2014 NRI Dallas Fellows program has concluded. 

The application period for the 2015 program will begin in July. 


The 2015 NRI New York Fellows program has begun. 2015 participants can access their reading assignments here.

The application period for the 2016 program will begin in the fall.


The 2015 NRI Washington Fellows program has begun. 2015 participants can access their reading assignments here.

The application period for the 2016 program will begin in the fall.


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