Krauthammer Fellowship 2021–2022

An opportunity for aspiring writers, journalists, and intellectuals
$7,500 stipend | Applications due July 30, 2021

Named after the late Charles Krauthammer—preeminent intellectual journalist and staunch defender of America, Israel, and the Jewish people—the new 2021–2022 Krauthammer Fellowship seeks aspiring writers, journalists, scholars, and policy analysts interested in Jewish ideas, modern Israel, and American democratic and civic life.

This program is run in partnership with The Paul E. Singer Foundation.



What is the Krauthammer Fellowship?

The 2021–2022 Krauthammer Fellowship is a part-time program—designed for full-time young professionals and graduate students—aimed at advancing the careers of aspiring Jewish intellectuals. A small number of carefully selected fellows will receive support and guidance to produce serious long-form essays and articles on:

  • American culture, law, and public policy as it relates to and affects the Jewish people
  • Jewish thought and history
  • Zionism and modern Israel
  • The strategic situation in the Middle East
  • The enduring significance of Judaism and Jewish civilization.

The Krauthammer Fellowship will begin October 4, 2021. All fellows will receive a $7,500 stipend to support their participation in the program.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The Krauthammer Fellowship is open to young professionals and graduate students under 30. Ideal candidates will be working in a relevant field such as journalism, public policy, education, or a religious or cultural institution, or are engaged in full-time graduate study pursuing an MA, JD, PhD, MBA, or rabbinic degree.


What is the Program Structure and Schedule?

The Krauthammer Fellowship will have four key elements:

  • Producing and publishing a significant writing project, working with our partner magazines and journals like Mosaic, the Jewish Review of Books, National Affairs, Commentary, City Journal, The New Criterion, National Review, The New Atlantis, or elsewhere. Krauthammer Fellows will receive editorial guidance and support to develop their thought and writing talents, and to place their essay in the appropriate national publication.
  • A “Master Class” virtual seminar series exploring foundational themes in Jewish and American political thought.
  • A mid-program retreat in January 2022 featuring guest speakers selected from among America and Israel’s preeminent writers, editors, and intellectuals.
  • Career development and networking with leading editors and intellectuals in the world of Jewish, American, and conservative ideas.


How Does One Apply?

The application is simple and is due by July 30, 2021. Candidates should complete the form below, including uploads of documents in PDF format:

  • A résumé
  • A detailed cover letter explaining your educational background, professional ambitions, and why you are interested in the fellowship
  • A proposal for three essay ideas that you would like to pursue as a Krauthammer Fellow. Your submitted proposal should be no longer than 1000 words.

Please include your full name in each document’s filename (e.g., “Franklin, Benjamin – Cover Letter.pdf”). If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Berens at


Krauthammer Fellowship Application