W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows

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The Hoover Institution National Fellows Program allows outstanding scholars from colleges, universities and institutions around the world to be freed from academic and professional responsibilities to devote one year to unrestricted, creative research and publication. National Fellows Program fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to complete an original significant research project with the expectation of generating a publishable manuscript while in residence at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, California. 

Two unique resources frame the Hoover Institution National Fellows program:

  • The Hoover Library and Archives affords Fellows access to the richest private archive collections in the United States. With nearly one million volumes and more than six thousand archival collections from 171 countries, the Hoover Library and Archives is a national and international center for primary-source documentation and research on problems of political, economic, and social change.  
  • National Fellows are able to draw on the experience of outstanding resident scholars at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University.  World renowned resident fellows and university faculty are available to discuss research topics and provide insight into nuanced policy issues and strategic challenges.

National Fellows Program fellowships are awarded annually. Participation in the program begins September 1 and ends August 31 of the following year. National Fellows are encouraged to engage in the intellectual life of the Hoover Institution and are expected to make at least one presentation on their research before an appropriate group of scholars during the year in residence.


The Hoover Institution National Fellows program is under the direction of a Hoover Senior Fellow who acts as Chair of the selection committee.  The selection committee is made up of Hoover Senior Fellows and distinguished scholars from Stanford University.  The committee selects program participants and makes recommendations to the program chair who, after a thorough review, coordinates with the Director of the Hoover Institution regarding each year’s participants.


The National Fellows Program is not accepting applications at the time. Application information will be available May 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Campitelli at 650.725.8557 or kathy.campitelli [at] stanford.edu.

Should you have questions, please direct them to Deborah Ventura at dventura [at] stanford.edu.