W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows

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The Hoover Institution Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell 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. Resident fellows and university faculty are available to discuss research topics, as well as provide insight into policy issues and strategic challenges.

Multiple 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 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 Director of the Hoover Institution regarding each year’s participants. 

All materials must submitted electronically by October 1, 2019 at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicprogramsonline.org/ajo/program/13976 


Application to the program requires the online submission of:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) to five (5) page research proposal
  • Three (3) to five (5) confidential letters of recommendation from leading scholars 

Research topics vary widely, are often policy relevant, and span a variety of fields including, but not limited to, economics, international relations, diplomacy, history, law, political philosophy, security, and political science. Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent, have an established publication record, and hold promise as a productive scholar. Candidates are generally five (5) to ten (10) years beyond the Ph.D. degree.  They are expected to resume pre-existing full-time appointments at highly regarded institutions or universities upon completion of the National Fellows program. Hoover National Fellows receive financial support solely on the merits of their proposed research and scholarly record, irrespective of pre-existing support. 

Notifications of acceptance should be received by email prior to December 31, 2019.

The Hoover Institution is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its organization. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the Institute’s research mission. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Should you have questions, please contact Kathy Campitelli at 650.725.8557 or kathy.campitelli [at] stanford.edu.