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Apply to Be a Fellow

IOP Pritzker Fellows presents a unique opportunity for political and public service leaders to learn and grow. Whether through engaging with students and faculty, auditing classes, or conducting research, The IOP Pritzker Fellows Program provides a rare opportunity to enjoy eight weeks of paid enrichment at one of the world's great universities.

While on campus, Pritzker Fellows lead weekly non-credit discussion seminars on issues of local, national, and international importance. These 75-minute, off-the-record sessions are student-only, and take place at the IOP House.

Criteria to become a Pritzker Fellow include the applicant’s background in politics or public service, as well as an ability to work well with students, faculty, and the Fellows cohort. Fellows are chosen via our online application process and through targeted recruitment. Apply here.

The IOP Pritzker 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.

Application Deadline & Fellowship Dates

The application for Fall Quarter is due on Friday, May 19th, 2023. Please contact Jennifer Steinhauer, Senior Director of Speaker Series & Pritzker Fellows, at with any questions.

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