Hertog Foundation: 2024 Fellowship Seminars for Students, Young Professionals
The Hertog Foundation invites applicants for its 2024 Humanities at Hertog program. The program offers four online seminars, each centered around an enduring literary work that provides insight to the study of politics.
Gap-year students, current undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals are all eligible to apply for these Winter Term Humanities seminars.
Small classes will consist of 10-15 peers who love great texts, big ideas, and lively conversation. Together, led by a master teacher, students will plumb classic and contemporary literary works for the insights they offer into fundamental human questions.
Applicants may apply for their choice of seminar. All seminars meet via Zoom, and are scheduled in the afternoon, evenings, and weekends to allow students from across time zones to come together. Fellows will receive a stipend contingent upon participation in their course and completion of a brief response paper and evaluation. All course materials will be provided.
Humanities courses include:
- Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (with Robert C. Bartlett)
- Dostoevsky’s Crime & Punishment (with Jacob Howland)
- Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth (with Cheryl Miller)
- Revolution, Reaction, & Reform: Romantic British Poetry (with Christopher Scalia)
To apply, please provide:
- a CV or résumé;
- a personal statement (please provide a brief account, approximately 500 words, of your interest in your selected seminars);
- a college transcript (unofficial; required only for current undergraduates & recent graduates);
- a writing sample (12 pages maximum; double-spaced. Please send academic writing that best showcases your ability to invent and sustain a persuasive argument, no matter the subject-matter.);
- and an academic or professional reference (provide the name and contact information of a professor, mentor, or supervisor)
The application deadline is November 15, 2023.
From the organization:
The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. We offer programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy.
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