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Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

Offers grants to current or future graduate students who wish to pursue careers teaching at the college level.


The Richard M. Weaver Fellowship seeks to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices.

Selection Criteria

The Weaver Fellowship is granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools who intend to teach at the college level.


  • Applicants must be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
  • Graduate Fellowship applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program for academic year 2018–19.
  • Those attending preprofessional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) schools are ineligible.
  • Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship in any given academic cycle. For each fellowship sought, applicants must submit separate copies of all components of the application.

The application process also requires an original 5 to 10 page essay responding to the question: What is the relationship between liberal education and a free society?


Each Weaver Fellow receives a grant of $5,000 and payment of tuition at the school of his or her choice (either in the U.S. or abroad).


Covers the impending year of graduate study.

For more information:

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship