Prestigious Claremont Institute Seeks 2012 Publius Fellows

For Young, Civic-Minded Scholars

Publius Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified college seniors, recent college graduates, and graduate students pursuing careers in politics, scholarship, or journalism. A stipend, travel expenses, and housing are included in the fellowship.

Since 1979, the Claremont Institute has brought together every summer the most talented young conservatives in America. For two weeks the Publius Fellows meet with distinguished scholars to study the distinctive moral and political principles of the American constitutional order. In intensive daily seminars and evening symposia, fellows discuss the great issues of American politics—from the Founding to the Civil War, the Progressive Era, the New Deal, the Great Society, and the enduring disputes of liberalism and conservatism in our time.

The Publius program takes its name from The Federalist Papers. Written in 1787-88 as a series of newspaper essays, The Federalist Papers remain the preeminent work of American political journalism. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay published the papers under the pen name “Publius,” a founder of the Roman republic. The Federalist addressed the crucial political question of their day, the ratification of the Constitution and the founding of the American republic. Publius drew on both political philosophy and the experience of statesmen to commend the Constitution as the basis of free and just government.

The 2012 Publius Fellowship will be held in Newport Beach, CA from June 22-July 7. The application deadline
is March 2. For the application requirements, click here. 

For a list of all former Publius Fellows (1979-2011), click here.

The principles of the American Founding may be self-evident, but they are not always obvious and require an articulate defense in every generation.” —Brian Brenberg, 2007 Publius Fellow

For more information about the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship, contact Ben Judge, Assistant Director of Programs, at, or call 909-621-6825.

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