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  • Locations: New York, United States; Washington D.C., United States
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
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  • Restrictions: Columbia applicants only
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline Decision Date & Deadline Note Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Fellowship Program Program Advisor: Jodi Zaffino:, Scott Carpenter:
Eligibility - Home School: Columbia College, Columbia General Studies, Columbia SEAS Program Features: Research Opportunities, Traveling Seminar
Application Notes: Nomination by Columbia required: Consult with OGP Discipline: Arts and Architecture, Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Eligibility - Class Year: Senior
Program Description:
Since 1970, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress’s Fellows Program has brought selected fellows to Washington, DC, twice a year to learn about leadership and governance, share their outstanding research, and explore careers in public service. Fellows are given the opportunity to study the U.S. Presidency, public policy-making process, and America's Chief Executive’s relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public. Alumni of the Fellows program include Capitol Hill and White House staffers, award-winning journalists, CEOs of corporations and non-profit organizations, senior military leaders and university presidents and deans.

Fellows participate in two separate three-day leadership conferences in Washington, DC. One during the Fall and one during the Spring semester, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards. While attending the conferences, the Fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive constructive criticism on their research papers. Fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials, and leaders in the legislative process.

The centerpiece of the Fellowship is the fellow’s original research paper on the key issues of the past, present and/or future as they relate to the Presidency and Congress.