The purpose of the Visiting Fellows Program is to advance scholarship focused on the political, economic, and national security ideas and values of President Ronald Reagan. Visiting Fellows will be selected based on the relevance of their research to these principles. Proposals will also be judged on the likelihood of completion of a book manuscript during the fellowship period.
The fellowship year will begin in Washington, DC in September 2021 and last until August 2022. Reagan Visiting Fellows are required to be resident at the Institute's new headquarters in downtown Washington, DC. Each fellow will be provided with office space. The Institute will facilitate research, expand the fellows’ contacts, and grow the fellows’ visibility in the Washington policy community.
• In addition to a stipend of $75,000, each Fellow will receive a $5,000 budget for research related travel. • Mentorship from senior academics who will advise the Fellows and review a book manuscript. • One-on-one support from an archivist at the Reagan Presidential Library. • Opportunity to participate and present at the Reagan Virtual Scholars Roundtable, a monthly convening of academics and policymakers who study topics related to the Reagan Presidency.
Program Requirements • All applicants must submit proof of having successfully defended their dissertation by August 15, 2021. • Acceptance of the award constitutes a commitment by each fellow to produce a book manuscript by the end of the Fellowship year. • Applications should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 11:59 EST on Friday, March 5, 2021.
Application Instructions (please send all files in PDF form)
1. Executive Summary (Maximum of 1 page) • Name, Address, Contact Information • University Affiliation and Dissertation Advisor and contact information • Names and contact information for 2 recommenders • One paragraph summary description of research question and project’s relevance to Ronald Reagan
2. Project Proposal (Maximum of 3 pages) • Proposal should begin with a clear description of the policy issue being examined and a description of how this issue is linked to the ideas and vision of Ronald Reagan. • Proposal should consider contemporary implications of the policy issue being examined. • Description of research methods and approach – if the Reagan Library is likely to be a source for research, please explain. • Notional book outline
3. Writing Sample (less than 20 pages)
5. Transcripts & Letters of Recommendation • Unofficial school transcripts and two letters of recommendation must be sent directly from your university and your recommenders to [email protected]
Additional Salary Information: In addition to a stipend of $75,000, each Fellow will receive a $5,000 budget for research related travel.
About Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
The Ronald Reagan Institute (RRI), the Washington, DC office of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, promotes our 40th President’s ideals, vision, and leadership example through substantive, issue-driven forums, academic and young professional programming, and scholarly work.