Eisenhower-Roberts Fellowship

The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College connects aspiring young leaders with public policy experts to discover their passion and tackle society’s most challenging issues. 

Areas of Research

The Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship is a $10,000 award that supports research dealing with the role of government in a free society, 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. 


Candidates must be in good standing and have an approved research proposal prior to applying, with an expected completion date.  All students in good academic standing are eligible to apply, regardless of U.S. citizenship or residency.  Current PhD Students in History, Politics, Economics, Business Administration, or related fields preferably at the dissertation-writing stage of their PhD candidacy are especially encouraged to apply.

Important Dates

Internal Application Deadline:  Monday, March 4, 2024

Selected nominees’ full applications due to OGPA:  Thursday, March 14, 2024

Fellowship notifications will be sent by June 1, 2024

Internal Application Materials

  • The applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • The applicant's unofficial transcript
  • A statement describing the nature and scope of the dissertation, including expected completion date (750 words or less)
  • A statement of the applicant’s career aspirations, with a focus on connecting research to professional/volunteer experience and/or career aspirations and applications outside academia (750 words or less)
  • A statement describing how the applicant will use funding (at least 50% should be used for research-related activities) 
  • A 1-2 page writing sample on a topic related to the dissertation
  • Two letters of recommendation - one must be from the applicant's doctoral advisor. 

More information available here

Link to Application


Please direct questions to: ogpafellowships@virginia.edu