ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has put forward Richard M. Weaver Fellowship.  The fellowship is open to U.S. citizen who current graduate students or applicants who intend to teach at the college level. The fellowship is intended to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices.  A stipend of $5,000 will be given to Richard M. Weaver Fellows.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a nonprofit educational organization that promotes conservative thought on college campuses. ISI was founded in 1953 by Frank Chodorov with William F. Buckley, Jr. as its first president.


The Weaver Fellowship is granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools who intend to teach at the college level.

  • Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
  • Graduate Fellowship applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program for academic year 2016–17.
  • Those attending pre professional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) schools are ineligible.
  • Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship in any given academic cycle. For each fellowship sought, applicants must submit separate copies of all components of the application.

How to Apply:

It is very easy and simple to apply for the given fellowship. You have to log in as an applicant through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • An original, five-to-ten-page essay responding to the question: What is the relationship between liberal education and a free society?
  • Headshot
  • One-page outline of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships.
  • Three-to-five-page personal, philosophical, and professional autobiography.
  • Five-to-ten-page academic writing sample.
  • Three academic letters of recommendation (must be sent by the recommender and include the Graduate Fellowships Program Letter of Recommendation Form).
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (may be mailed by the issuing institution or the applicant).
  • Brief responses to the following:
  1. Why the applicant has chosen teaching as a profession?
  2. Why the applicant desires a fellowship?
  3. How the applicant heard about the ISI Fellowship?
  4. Signed declaration of intent to teach?

Award Amount:

Each Weaver Fellow receives a grant of $5,000 and payment of tuition at the school of his or her choice (either in the U.S. or abroad).

Application Deadline:

Interested candidates can apply till January 16, 2016.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For more information, you can e-mail at or call (800) 526–7022.



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