Apply Now: 2023-2024 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ronald Reagan Institute

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Ronald Reagan Institute: 2023-2024 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships


The Ronald Reagan Institute invites applications for visiting fellows for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Reagan Institute funds two one-year fellowships for scholars who intend to revise their dissertation into a book-length manuscript.

One fellowship, the George P. Shultz Fellowship, is dedicated to the study of Reagan’s economic and foreign policy and engagement with the international community. The George P. Shultz Fellowship is made possible through a generous donation from Tad and Dianne Taube.

The Ronald Reagan Institute welcome projects that focus specifically on the Reagan presidency, but also those that situate the Reagan presidency in a broader context. We also encourage applicants to submit projects that may pre-date or post-date the Reagan presidency so long as they consider the origins, legacy, or key themes of Ronald Reagan’s policies and politics.

Applicants must complete their Ph.D. or terminal degree by September 1, 2023 in history,
political science, economics, communications studies, law, or a related field. Fellows are awarded a $75,000 stipend and also provided with a $5,000 research account. The Reagan Institute expects that fellows will produce a full manuscript that is ready for initial submission to an academic or high quality commercial press by the end of their fellowship period.

Following their residence at the Reagan Institute, postdoctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to pursue an academic career or other professional opportunities in research and scholarship. The fellowship term lasts from September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024. International applicants are welcome to apply.


Applicants must complete their Ph.D. or terminal degree by September 1, 2023 in history,
political science, economics, communications studies, law, or a related field.

Application instructions

All application materials should be emailed to Anthony Eames at
by 11:59 EST on Friday, January 20, 2023. Please submit the following documents as PDFs. Do not send in zip files:

  1. an executive summary (maximum 1 page);
  2. a project proposal (maximum 3 pages) including;
    description of methods and approach, including the importance of materials at the

    Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to your study.

    relevance of your book to the study of Reagan presidency, legacy, and era, as

    well as its potential impact on your broader field of specialization.

    outline of book
  3. a writing sample (20 to 30 pages);
  4. a CV;
  5. unofficial transcripts;
  6. and two letters of recommendation (one of which should be from your advisor)
    letters should be sent directly to Anthony Eames at
    with the subject line reading “Letter of Reference
    for “Applicant Name.”

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The application deadline is January 20, 2023.



About the Ronald Reagan Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Ronald Reagan Institute, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Air Force One Discovery Center. Located in Simi Valley, California, the Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his first lady.

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