The 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. Our newest chapter launched in fall 2016 in San Francisco. More chapters are in development.
The New York City and Washington, D.C. programs generally run from February to May each spring. Applications are available in the fall prior to the program. The San Francisco and Dallas programs generally run from September to November each fall. Applications for these two programs are available in May.
Please note: Applicants for the Regional Fellows Program should live in or within the vicinity of the city to which they are applying. Travel expenses are not provided by NRI.
The application period for the 2017 Fall NRI Dallas Fellows program is now open. Applications are due July 3, 2017.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The application period for the 2017 Fall NRI San Francisco Fellows is now open. Applications are due July 3, 2017.
NEW YORK, NY
The application period for the 2017 NRI New York Fellows program is now closed.
Regional Fellows Program alumni at the 2015 William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner in Dallas, Texas.
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