Lincoln Fellowship

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The 2024 Lincoln Fellowship: Thursday, August 1st – Saturday, August 10th.

All incoming Lincoln Fellows will be awarded: a $700 travel stipend and lodging for the entire duration of the Fellowship. Most meals will also be provided.

As its name implies, the Lincoln Fellowship Program places special emphasis on the statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln, no less than the American Founders, believed that free government is possible only if it recognizes and protects the equal natural rights of all human beings. Fellows discuss how the statesmanship and political thought of the Founders and Lincoln should guide policymakers today.

During their stay, Lincoln fellows meet with the Claremont Institute’s Senior Fellows and other distinguished visiting scholars to study American politics and political thought. In intensive daily seminars and relaxed evening symposia, fellows discuss a wide selection of great American readings. Topics of study and discussion include the Founding, the Civil War, the Progressive Era, the Great Society, and the enduring modern disputes between liberalism and conservatism. Fellows will also meet editors and writers of our flagship publication, the Claremont Review of Books.

After their participation, Fellows will be invited to attend Institute events and seminars in and around the nation’s capital, at which they will be honored.

Who Should Apply?
Lincoln Fellowships are offered to patriotic young professionals including, but not limited to, employees of the United States government and state governments, public policy research institutions, and print and broadcast media.

Required Information:

  • Personal information
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • A brief writing sample
  • 2-3 recommendations (may be mailed separately)
  • Official transcripts sent directly from your educational institution(s).

The Claremont Institute extends warm gratitude to the Bowen Educational Trust for its generous sponsorship of the Lincoln Fellowship program. William H. Bowen was an American entrepreneur and patriot, and his educational foundation has long been a generous patron of the Claremont Institute.

Location: Orange County, CA 
2024 Application Open: December 1, 2023
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
2025 Application Open: December 1, 2024