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Future of Freedom Fellowship

Applications for the Future of Freedom Fellowship program are due July 15, 2022. APPLY NOW

Are you interested in learning more about the ideas and perspectives that shaped modern American conservatism?  Networking with talented professionals and scholars?

 

The Philadelphia Society is excited to accept applications for our 2022-23 Future of Freedom Fellowship Program. We seek 12 rising leaders dedicated to enhancing the future of freedom in the U.S. and beyond. The Future of Freedom Fellows will be selected from a pool of distinguished candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional leadership in their field, and a desire to advance the intellectual foundations of a free and ordered society.

During the 2022-23 academic year, our Future of Freedom Fellows will learn together through participating in six monthly online colloquia about seminal texts in conservativism, individualism, classical liberalism, traditionalism, libertarianism, and other schools of related thought that are central to the understanding and preservation of ordered liberty in the West.

Additionally, Fellows will enjoy professional development and networking opportunities at two meetings of The Philadelphia Society. This fellowship includes subsidized attendance at these in-person meetings, including waived meeting registration, and a stipend of $1,000 per meeting for lodging and travel expenses.

2022 Fall Meeting: Can American Institutions Still Be Conserved?
September 23-24, The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia

2023 Spring Meeting: Conservatism & the Place of Religion in Public Life
March 31-April 2, The Westin Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fellows who complete the full program will receive complimentary registration for one subsequent meeting of The Philadelphia Society.

 

Who should apply?

This fellowship program welcomes applications from graduate students, recent Ph.D.’s, and young professionals who wish to study the intellectual foundations of a free and ordered society and who are eager to network with established leaders in the conservative movement.

Individuals who have participated in The Philadelphia Society’s general fellowship program at least twice before are not eligible for this program.

Become part of our distinguished history by applying for a Future of Freedom Fellowship today!

 

APPLY NOW | DEADLINE – JULY 15, 2022

 

Please note, the Future of Freedom Fellowship Program requires a significant commitment throughout the academic year of 2022-23 (see Future of Freedom Fellowship Policies below). If you cannot meet this obligation, please consider applying for the general support fellowship for a single meeting. 

 


The Future of Freedom Fellowship program is made possible through the generous support of the John William Pope Foundation. The John William Pope Foundation, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has a 35-year tradition of supporting nonprofit public policy work that defends the American tradition of a free-market economy under the rule of law. The Pope Foundation’s Future of Freedom Initiative is a targeted grant program, established in 2022, that seeks to refresh, rebuild, and revitalize American conservatism. The initiative’s guiding principle is that a healthy movement, one broad enough to constitute a governing majority and strong enough to achieve and sustain policy victories, requires participation, dialogue, and cooperation from diverse groups, including traditionalists and libertarians. With these grants, the Pope Foundation is investing in projects and institutions that exhibit inclusion, integrity, innovation, and influence. For more information about the grant, visit jwpf.org.

 

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Future of Freedom Fellowship Policies

The Philadelphia Society will accept 12 rising leaders to participate in the 2022-23 Future of Freedom Fellowship Program.

The Future of Freedom Fellows will be selected from a pool of distinguished candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional leadership in their field, and a desire to advance the intellectual foundations of a free and ordered society.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the John William Pope Foundation. 

Program Components

Our Future of Freedom Fellows will participate in a year-long learning and networking experience that will include:

  • Six (6) monthly discussion colloquia (online) about seminal texts in conservativism, individualism, classical liberalism, traditionalism, libertarianism, and other schools of related thought that are central to the understanding and preservation of ordered liberty in the West.
  • Complimentary meeting registration and a $1,000 stipend for lodging and travel expenses for each of the following meetings:
    • 2022 Fall Meeting: “Can American Institutions Still Be Conserved?” on September 23-24, at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia
    • 2023 Spring Meeting: “Conservatism & the Place of Religion in Public Life” on March 31-April 2, at The Westin Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Professional development and opportunities for networking and mentorship with established conservative leaders.
  • Complimentary registration for one subsequent meeting of The Philadelphia Society.
Fellowship Program Timeline

The exact times and dates for the six (6) monthly discussion sessions will be confirmed with accepted fellows but the overall program timeline and deadlines are as follows:

  • September 23-24, 2022: Attend Fall Meeting in McLean, VA
    •  Includes orientation and receipt of program reader
  • October 2022: Online Discussion Seminar 1
  • November 2022: Online Discussion Seminar
  • December 2022: Break
  • January 2023: Online Discussion Seminar 3
  • February 2023: Online Discussion Seminar 4
  • March 2023: Online Discussion Seminar 5
  • March 31- April 2, 2023: Attend Spring Meeting in Indianapolis, IN
  • May 2023: Online Discussion Seminar 6
  • July 1, 2023: Fellowship Reflection Report Deadline (2-4 pages)
  • Before July 20, 2023: Receive details on complimentary registration for future meeting of The Philadelphia Society.
Limitations
  • Individuals who have participated in The Philadelphia Society’s general fellowship program at least twice before are not eligible for this program.
  • Any individual who has received a general support fellowship but who has failed to comply fully with the terms of that program are ineligible to participate in this fellowship program.
Terms of Agreement
  • Fellows are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. If the expenses are less than the stipend, fellows may keep the remainder.
  • Receipt of stipend payments are contingent upon full participation and attendance at each included Society meeting.
  • Fellows will receive a year-end IRS Form 1099 and are responsible for tracking their own deductible expenses and tax accounting.
  • Fellows are required to submit a written report 2-4 pages in length to the Executive Director of the Society at the conclusion of the fellowship program. Reports must be submitted by July 1, 2023 or the complimentary registration for subsequent Society Meetings will be forfeited.
  • Participants are expected to complete all assigned readings and thoughtfully prepare for each of the online discussion seminars. Lack of participation and preparation will be considered incomplete fellowship participation, and the complimentary registration for subsequent Society Meetings will be forfeited.
  • Fellowship attendance at Society meetings does not meet the attendance requirement for membership in the Society. Individuals must attend at least one Society meeting as a paying guest before they will qualify for nomination to membership.

 

 

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