The Fellows Program represents a unique opportunity for political practitioners with diverse experiences and viewpoints to spend a semester at Harvard. Fellows lead a not-for-credit study group, participate in Institute activities, and engage in informal interchange with students and faculty. The Fellows Program is central to the Institute's dual commitment to encourage student interest in public life and to develop ways for the academic and political communities to learn from each other.
The program is designed to serve as an opportunity for rejuvenation, providing Fellows with a time for reassessment and personal enrichment. Fellows participate in a variety of activities at the Institute of Politics and throughout the Harvard community during the term of residence. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the academic setting - to audit classes and attend seminars, lectures and cultural events. Although fellowships are tailored to suit individual interests, each Fellow has several basic responsibilities: leading a not-for-credit study group; participating in Institute activities; engaging in informal interchange with students and faculty; and completing a project with undergraduates that reflects his or her unique interests.
To learn more about the Fellows Program, please visit the other pages linked on the top of this page. You may also view our video in which several former Fellows talk about their experiences.