Eisenhower-Roberts Fellowship

The Eisenhower Institute seeks to support study and education dealing with the role of government in a free society, citizen public service, public policy, and improved understanding of America's role in world affairs. The Institute desires to encourage and assist promising individuals to pursue studies and research in fields such as: history, government, economics, business administration, and international affairs, so they may provide informed leadership in the conduct of our national life.

Each fellowship award is for a stipend of $10,000, half in Fall semester and the remainder during the following Spring Semester. The Institute requires a brief progress report from the Fellow's doctoral advisor in order for the second half of the stipend to be paid.

Note:  The Institute requires receipt of the Fellow's dissertation once completed along with an acknowledgement of the Institute's support of the work. 


Current PhD Students in History, Politics, Economics, Business Administration, or related fields preferably at the dissertation-writing stage of their PhD candidacy.

All students in good academic standing are eligible to apply, regardless of U.S. citizenship or residency.

Important Dates

Internal Application Deadline:  Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Announcement of selected nominees:  Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Selected nominees’ full applications due to OGPA:  Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Fellowship notifications will be sent after May 6, 2023.

Internal Application Materials

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcript
  3. Statement describing the nature and scope of the dissertation, including a timetable for completion
  4. Statement (of no more than 1000 words) of career aspirations
  5. A statement describing how the applicant will use the funding
  6. A writing sample of 10-15 pages, preferably on a topic related to the dissertation 
  7. Two letters of recommendation - one must be from the doctoral advisor

More information available here

Link to Application