Significance & Impact
Hoover fellows’ cutting-edge scholarship is widely accessible to policy makers, business and nongovernmental leaders, and members of the attentive general public via academic papers and various forms of educational multimedia content. Fellows pen columns and essays for the nation’s top publications, provide their expertise before congressional committees and national news services, and have historically advised state governors, American presidents, and other heads of government worldwide.
Fellows In Action
John Taylor at The Human Prosperity Project Panel Discussion
Jacquelyn Schneider speaking at the Hoover Veterans Fellow Program
Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks at the Hoover Institution Fall Retreat
Eric Hanushek and Macke Raymond discuss Education at the Hoover Institution
Glenn Loury speaks at the Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp
General Jim Mattis, the Davies Family Distinguished Fellow, speaks at the Hoover Institution
Condoleezza Rice speaks at the Hoover Institution Fall Retreat
Senior fellows represent the highest academic rank at Hoover and are among the most distinguished scholars in their field. Senior fellows carry out advanced research on topics of both immediate and lasting concern and publish their results in scholarly journals, books, and other media.
Research fellows are appointed to work under the direction and supervision of senior fellows in support of research. Research fellows are also frequently appointed to work on projects that serve Hoover’s institutional goals.
Hoover’s core of scholarly talent is supplemented by visiting fellows. Visiting fellows are generally employed at universities and policy institutes in the United States or abroad but may also be public policy practitioners, government officials, or foreign dignitaries. Visiting fellows collaborate on research projects with senior fellows, participate in institutional initiatives, conduct independent research, present lectures, support conferences, and participate in other activities.
Hoover Fellows are doctoral recipients in the early stages of their academic profession who each have a unique opportunity to develop a career path at Hoover, conduct innovative research, and contribute to the intellectual life of the Institution and the greater Stanford community. After ten years of exceptionally high performance in the program, these scholars are eligible for a promotion to the ranks of the senior fellowship.
National Security Affairs Fellows
The National Security Affairs Fellowship program offers representatives of the US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Department of State the opportunity to conduct independent research on topics relevant to their respective affiliations and to the practice of diplomacy. Admission to the program is based on direct nominations from each government or military branch.
National Policy Fellows
The W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows Program was established in 1971 to provide outstanding scholars in a range of disciplines and fields the opportunity to spend an academic year at the Hoover Institution, where they are freed from their professional responsibilities and can undertake unrestricted, rigorous, and creative research.
Our Fellows Are Featured In
On a daily basis, essays and commentary by Hoover Institution fellows are featured in several of the nation’s top journals, newspapers, and network news channels including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Lawfare, National Review, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Review, Project Syndicate, Foreign Affairs, Fox News, MSNBC, and many others.