At the heart of the Claremont Institute is a group of patriotic scholars and teachers. All our work stems from the simple experiment of the American Founding: Freedom requires a constitutional government that protects its citizens from threats both domestic and foreign, yet is limited in scope and power. Limited government, in turn, requires citizens who take responsibility for themselves and their families. This general framework has been the single greatest cause of the freedom, happiness, and prosperity America enjoys. It is our purpose to remind our fellow citizens of the principles that have made the American experiment a success.
We offer the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship to bright, ambitious Americans who want to reclaim limited constitutional government. Participation is open to young patriots working on matters of national public policy and politics. This includes, but is not limited to, those employed by the United States government, public policy research institutions, and print and broadcast media.
Up to ten Abraham Lincoln Fellowships will be awarded this year. Lincoln Fellows will be selected from applications recommended by elected officials, scholars, and distinguished citizens. The 2005 application deadline is May 6. Applicants will be notifed of our decision by May 27, 2005.
Each Lincoln Fellow will attend a one-week seminar in constitutional theory and practice led by eminent scholars. Lincoln Fellows also will be invited to attend occasional weekend seminars in and around the nation's capital.
Lincoln Fellows receive a stipend of $1,500. All travel and lodging expenses, as well as most meals, will be provided by the Claremont Institute.
The 2005 seminar will be held August 6-14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach, California.
Click here to download the 2005 application. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
For more information, contact Tom Krannawitter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 909-621-6825.