Apply to be an IOP Fellow

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Fellow at the UChicago Institute of Politics (IOP)! The IOP Fellows Program presents a unique opportunity for leading political practitioners (e.g. former elected officials, campaign strategists, journalists, and policy makers) to be in residence at the University of Chicago during an academic quarter. Fellows will draw on their first-hand experiences, research and professional networks to give insightful perspective on politics and public service in practice. In an effort to form the strongest, most diverse Fellows cohorts possible, Fellows are selected via our online application process and through targeted recruitment.

Applications are now being accepted for Winter Quarter 2019 (January-early March) and Spring Quarter 2019 (Late March-May). Please contact Alicia Sams, our Director of the Fellows Program, at, with any questions or for more information. 

  • WQ 2019 Applications Due: October 19
  • SQ 2019 Applications Due: December 15