Fellowships

Common Sense Society fellowships offer recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals the opportunity to study the principles of liberty, prosperity, and beauty with leading scholars in social, respectful environments.

Fellows will leave CSS programs having learned about our Guiding Principles, their interdependence, their necessity to a well-lived life, and their enduring place as cornerstones of free, prosperous, and vibrant communities.

In addition to general fellowships, we will also offer specialized fellowships on subjects such as foreign policy and grand strategy. Join us in exploring how these ideas change lives everywhere by applying for a Common Sense Society fellowship.

Founders’ Foreign Policy Fellowship

The U.S.S. Constitution in Tripoli during the Barbary Wars.
Coming in 2023
Mount Vernon, VA; Monticello, VA; Montpelier, VA; Philadelphia, PA; New York, N.Y.; and Boston, MA

The Founders’ Foreign Policy Fellowship is a five-day-long intensive series of seminars that examines the distinctive moral and political principles of U.S. statecraft as understood by its Founders.

Intended for recent college graduates and early-to-mid career professionals with an interest in foreign policy broadly understood, its purpose is to provide participants with an understanding of what the Founding Fathers envisioned as the role of America in the world, and to connect that timeless vision to the contemporary national security, commercial, and human rights policy issues we face today.

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Carolina Fellowship

Live oaks in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Coming in 2023
Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.

The Carolina Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of the United States in the context of Western civilization.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from North America who have demonstrated leadership potential, its purpose is to ground future leaders in the ideals of responsible liberty at an early stage of their academic and professional development.

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Europa Fellowship

Coming in 2023
Károlyi Castle, Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary

The Europa Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of liberty, prosperity, and beauty within the context of European culture and our shared civilization.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals who have demonstrated their leadership potential, the Europa Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their academic and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

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Britannia Fellowship

The gardens of the Bowood House in the United Kingdom.
Coming in 2023
Bowood House, United Kingdom

The Britannia Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of European culture and a free society.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America who have demonstrated achievement in their profession or field of study, the Britannia Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their academic and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

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John Quincy Adams Fellowship

Coming in 2023
Old Town Alexandria, VA

Common Sense Society's John Quincy Adams Fellowship is a nine-month-long program that examines the fundamentals of American grand strategy, the realities of great power competition across multiple theaters of conflict, and the asymmetrical foreign threats to freedom and prosperity.

Issues explored include isolationism and alliances, foreign commerce and economic warfare, political development and human rights, public diplomacy and strategic influence, as well as means and ends in land, sea, air, cyber, and space.

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Caledonia Fellowship

Carberry Tower in East Lothian, Scotland.
Coming in 2023
Carberry Tower, East Lothian, Scotland

Common Sense Society's Caledonia Fellowship is a six-day long intensive seminar series that explores the foundational principles of Western civilization and culture, with a special emphasis on the thinkers and ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from the United Kingdom (particularly those from Scotland), Europe, and North America who have demonstrated their leadership potential, the Caledonia Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their intellectual, academic, and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

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