Regional Fellows Program

DSC_7424The goals of the National Review Institute’s Regional Fellows program are two-fold: first to develop a deeper understanding of the foundations of conservative thought; and second to build a network of talented, like-minded individuals who can assist one another professionally and personally for years to come.

The Regional Fellows program follows a syllabus (full course descriptions here) — 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.

The NRI Regional Fellows Program began in Washington, D.C. and has since been expanded to three additional cities: New York City (2014), Dallas, Texas (2014), and San Francisco (2016). 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: Each class is comprised of 20-25 mid-career professionals who represent a wide variety of professions and industries outside public policy. Fellows should have between 10-25 years of professional work experience. This program is not for recent graduates or people working in the fields of public policy or politics. 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 closed.


        The application period for the 2017 Fall NRI San Francisco Fellows is now closed.


        The application period for the 2017 NRI New York Fellows program will open on October 1, 2017; the submission deadline is November 15, 2017.


    The application period for the 2017 NRI DC Fellows program will open on October 1; 2017; the submission deadline is November 15, 2017. 

Regional Fellows Program alumni at the 2015 William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner in Dallas, Texas.



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