Students In Discussion At Square Table
Undergraduate students discussing between sessions at a weekend colloquium on Frederick Douglass.

Applications to join the fellowship are open twice a year.

To apply, students may use this form to submit a personal statement and resumé/CV to Center director Prof. Vincent Phillip Muñoz. The application is now open, and will remain open for the Spring 2023 semester until December 23. Finalists will be selected and notified if they have reached the interview stage within three weeks of the deadline.

To apply you will need to fill out basic contact information and provide the following materials:

  • Resume/CV (one page maximum) 
  • New Applicants: Personal Statement in answer to the following question (1,000 words or fewer). What do you hope to gain from the serious study of politics, religion, and public life in the Menard Tocqueville Fellowship?
  • Returning Fellows: No additional statement is required, only updated resume/CV.

Students from Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College, and Holy Cross Community College are encouraged to apply. Students can be part of any college or major, and we welcome students who are not regularly involved in political activities on campus.

Because we are only able to accept a limited number of fellows each semester, we ask and expect applicants to be able to participate in programming and events. Current fellows are asked to reapply each semester to continue with the fellowship.

For additional information, contact Soren Grefenstette (