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W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows

The W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows Program was established in 1971 to allow outstanding scholars to devote time to unrestricted, creative research and writing at the Hoover Institution. During their fellowship they are free from their normal academic responsibilities. Accordingly, the fellowships afford scholars a unique opportunity to advance their professional careers by completing an original and significant research project.

Fellowship Requirements
Candidates are typically nominated by a Hoover Institution senior fellow, must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree, have an established publication record, and be currently employed in a full-time, junior or senior academic appointment at a college or university to which they will return after the fellowship year. Preference is given to candidates who are three to seven years beyond their PhD.  We particularly welcome research proposals that address significant domestic and international public policy issues in fields such as contemporary history, computer science, economics, education, law, international relations, political philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, science and technology policy, and sociology. Fellowships usually begin in September and end the following June; other lengths of time will be considered.

National fellows are expected to produce a publishable journal article or book manuscript while in residence. Fellows are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Hoover Institution, including seminars and social events. In addition,

  • Residency is required for the duration of the fellowship (i.e., extended research trips should not be conducted during the fellowship period).
  • Fellows are required to write an end-of-fellowship progress report about their research.
  • Fellows agree to acknowledge Hoover’s support in publications emanating from research conducted during the fellowship.
  • The fellowship does not include housing, administrative support, or research assistance.

How to Apply
The application deadline is January 10. Candidates should submit a research proposal (1,500 words maximum), a CV, a completed application form, and a cover letter indicating how they would fulfill the fellowship’s publication expectation. Proposals should be free of jargon and directed to a wide academic audience. Fellowships will have been awarded by March 15.

National Fellows application

For more information or questions, contact Heather Campbell at heather.campbell@stanford.edu or (650) 723-3972.