Elinor Ostrom Fellowship Program Requirements

Mercatus Center Elinor Ostrom Fellows are required to:

  • Remain enrolled as a degree-seeking doctoral student throughout their participation in the Elinor Ostrom Fellowship Program
  • Attend and actively participate in all aspects of the scheduled program of events (i.e. three weekend colloquia) including meals and organized social activities
  • Arrive on time and prepared for each colloquia session having carefully read the assigned reading in advance
  • Complete evaluation surveys following each colloquium and at the end of the fellowship year
  • Maintain an up-to-date record with the program of a valid postal address to which packages can be shipped
  • Submit an updated curriculum vita on request

Mercatus Center Elinor Ostrom Fellows are expected to:

  • Coordinate their schedules to arrive in the area hosting the colloquium before 5pm on Thursday for the weekend colloquia, making arrangements with their home institution to cover any teaching assignments that might present scheduling conflicts with travel
  • Observe conventional standards of professional conduct while in attendance at the facilities hosting the program
  • Submit expense reimbursements within 15 days of the adjourning session of each colloquium
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and deadlines communicated by Mercatus Center staff related to their participation in the fellowship

Mercatus Center Elinor Ostrom Fellows are encouraged to:

  • Build relationships with Mercatus Center faculty
  • Build relationships with other program participants
  • Become engaged with professional organizations that support the schools of thought covered in the program, as appropriate