Adam Smith Fellowship


Each year, a seminar-sized group of Wellesley students is selected by application to become Adam Smith fellows. They take part in student-run colloquia, based on readings of their choosing and in interactive meetings with the faculty and post-doctoral Freedom Project fellows.  They also attend a weeklong Wintersession seminar on the topic of freedom in theory and practice and are eligible for support to attend conferences off campus.  These students have the opportunity to work on original research projects to present their findings at Wellesley’s Ruhlman Conference in the spring and to participate in an annual student-organized conference for fellows and guests.  While Adam Smith Fellows are expected to attend the speaker series presented each year by the Freedom Project's director and faculty advisory board, they do not select the speakers for this series.  The Freedom Project also sponsors internship opportunities in prominent intellectual institutions in the United States and abroad.  

Applications for the 2021-2022 cohort of Adam Smith fellows are now open, and the deadline is September 24, 2021. Successful applicants will be informed on or before October 1st. 

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