In the academic year 2016-2017, The Freedom Project at Wellesley College will sponsor fellowships for up to fifteen Wellesley students each year. The Adam Smith Fellowship program involves intensive student reading and research on the themes of liberty and freedom, broadly defined. Particular attention is placed on engaging in contentious debates and dialogues and expanding the range of ideas to include those that are underrepresented in American higher educational institutions.
Adam Smith Fellowships are highly selective and honor Wellesley students who are deeply committed to the rigorous life of the mind and the development of a commitment to intellectual diversity, pluralism, and tolerance that is necessary in the modern world.
Adam Smith Fellows enjoy special opportunities to meet and network with prominent public figures, global scholars, and professionals by attending talks and dinners at Wellesley College, traveling to conferences on freedom and liberty in the United States and abroad, and participating in fully funded internships worldwide.
Adam Smith Fellows are expected to:
Any Wellesley student, regardless of class year, political or philosophical orientation or major, may apply to the Adam Smith Fellowship Program. First-year students are especially encouraged to apply. The only prerequisite for participation is a commitment to the free exchange of ideas, freedom of expression, tolerance, and intellectual pluralism. The term of the Fellowship is September 26, 2016 through May 1, 2017. The application should include:
Those who have met all of the expectations and responsibilities of the Fellowship will receive a stipend upon completion of the Fellowship in the spring.
Applications are due on Monday, September 19th and should be sent as attachments to: Josh McCabe, Associate Director of the Freedom Project, at: email@example.com with a copy to the Freedom Project Coordinator, Caryn Sowa at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries and questions should be directed to Josh McCabe or members of the Freedom Project Student Advisory Board, including Ianka Bhatia ’18, Ningyi Xi ’17, Margaret Flynn Sapia ’19, Vipasana Karkee ’19. Dominique Huang ‘19, Holly Raiborn ’18, or Caroline Bechtel ’17.