Stuart Family Congressional Fellowship Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

August 14-16, 2018

The theme of this August's Stuart Family Congressional Fellowship will center around "Economic Prosperity" and will feature some of the Hoover Institution's prominent experts on issues such as health care, labor, taxation, innovation, regulation, entitlements, and education. Confirmed speakers include Condoleezza Rice, Edward Lazear, Caroline Hoxby, John F. Cogan and John Taylor.

Deadline to Submit Interest is 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 13th

The Hoover Institution appreciates the important role of Congressional staff, as they advise Members on the critically important policy issues that routinely come before Congress. The Hoover Institution is uniquely positioned to offer these staff comprehensive policy seminars that explore both the philosophical foundations of political reasoning as well as the mechanics of the policies themselves.

Twice a year the Hoover Institution in Washington convenes a group of Congressional staff at Hoover’s facilities on Stanford University’s campus in Palo Alto, California for an educational seminar that features the Hoover Institution’s Senior and Research fellows, along with other distinguished visiting scholars. These seminars delve into the scholars’ policy research on a wide selection of topics keeping in line with Hoover’s mission. The Hoover Institution was founded "to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life" through principles of individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and representative government.  

This intensive program includes a day and a half of seminars, along with two evening symposiums where Hoover scholars will discuss a selection of topics keeping in line with Hoover’s mission. The Hoover Institution was founded “…to recall man’s endeavors to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life” through principles of individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and representative government.  

What’s Included?

Participants will receive round-trip airfare and ground transportation to Stanford University from Washington, DC, housing on Stanford’s campus, and those meals that are part of the seminar. The Hoover Institution diligently complies with congressional ethics rules.

What You’ll Learn

Congressional fellows are encouraged to learn from and debate key philosophical and policy issues with some of the nation’s leading thinkers and practitioners. Participants may be asked to read and digest relevant materials from Hoover's scholars in advance of the seminars.

In addition to meeting with Hoover’s scholars, Congressional fellows will learn about Hoover’s Library and Archives where we collect, preserve, and make available the most important materials about global political, social, and economic change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

Hear From Alumni

"The Stuart Family Fellowship is a tremendous opportunity for any Hill Staffer. The caliber of speakers is only outmatched by the unprecedented access to them; intimate classes with casual Q&A sessions yield thought-provoking conversations between both the Fellows at the Hoover Institution and the fellow Congressional Staffers that come to Palo Alto with a huge variety of experiences behind them.” 
-Aruna Kalyanam
Democratic Staff Director, Subcommittee on Tax Policy 
House Committee on Ways & Means

"Hoover’s Stuart Family Congressional Fellowship Program is a rare opportunity to engage in dialogue with leading scholars and policymakers. Hoover’s tremendous expertise and resources provide congressional staff with the tools necessary to improve our society.  I really benefited from the experience and would encourage fellow staff to apply."
-Ashok Pinto
Republican Chief Investigative Counsel
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Who Should Submit Interest?

Mid- to senior-level Congressional staff with a keen interest in policy pertaining to "economic prosperity" are encouraged to submit their specific interest in the program. We currently do not accept submissions of interest from Congressional fellows, as this program is designed for permanent Congressional staff.  

Submitting Interest

To submit interest in the August 2018 Congressional Fellowship, please provide a personal statement expressing your specific interest in participating in the Stuart Family Congressional Fellowship Program (500 words max). In addition, please include the following information:

  • Name (Last, First Middle)
  • Current Position and Organization
  • Cell Phone
  • Email Address

This information should be submitted online, emailed to hooverdc [at] stanford.edu, or mailed to:

Hoover Institution
Attn: Stuart Family Congressional Fellowship Program
1399 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005