Apply Now: Burke to Buckley Fellowship Program for Mid-Career Professionals at the National Review Institute

National Review Institute: Burke to Buckley Fellowship Program for Mid-Career Professionals


The National Review Institute invites applications for its Burke to Buckley Fellowship Program for mid-career professionals:

The in-person Burke to Buckley Fellowship Program follows a syllabus that fosters a rigorous examination of conservative principles and how they apply to the issues of the day. Incorporating readings from Burke to Buckley, the syllabus focuses on the foundations of conservative thought. For each session of the eight seminars, participants are expected to complete a reading assignment which typically takes between one and two hours to complete. During each meeting, participants will discuss the readings with a leading conservative thinker.

The Burke to Buckley Fellowship Program currently operates in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York City, and Philadelphia.

The classes are composed of approximately 20 mid-career professionals, representing a wide variety of professions and industries outside public policy. Applicants should have between 10 and 25 years of professional work experience. This program is not intended for recent graduates or people working in the fields of public policy or politics. Applicants for the program generally live in or within the vicinity of the city to which they are applying as travel expenses are not provided by NRI.

A fee of $750 will be charged upon acceptance into the program to cover a portion of the cost of the program, meals, and discussion leaders (speakers). Limited scholarships are available.

Participants and alumni receive invitations to exclusive networking happy hours and other annual and regional events when they occur. They also receive a complimentary ticket to the Buckley Prize Dinner in the year that they participate in the program.

The spring programs generally run from early February to mid-May. Classes are finalized by January 5.

MIAMI, FL: Speakers for the Miami program have included: Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation; Mario Loyola, Florida International University; Brian Anderson, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review; Siri Terjesen, Florida Atlantic University; Henry Nau, George Washington University; Daniel J. Mahoney, NRI trustee, and Kathryn Lopez, NRI fellow.

NEW YORK, NY: Speakers for the New York program have included: NRI fellows Kathryn Jean Lopez and Richard Brookhiser; Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review; Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation; Brian Anderson, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; William Schambra, Hudson Institute; and John Hillen, Hillen Consulting.

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Speakers for the Philadelphia program have included: NRI fellow Kathryn Jean Lopez; Matthew Continetti, The Washington Free Beacon; Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation; William Schambra, Hudson Institute; Jeffrey Nelson, Intercollegiate Studies Institute; Michael Noonan, Foreign Policy Research Institute; and Michael Moreland, Villanova University.

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The application deadline has been extended to January 1, 2024.



From the organization
Since 1955, National Review magazine has defined the modern conservative movement and enjoyed the broadest allegiance of American conservatives. National Review Institute was founded by William F. Buckley Jr. as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1991. NRI’s mission is to preserve and promote Buckley’s legacy, support the National Review mission, and advance the principles of a free society through educational and outreach programs.

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