Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship Program Requirements

Mercatus Center Frédéric Bastiat Fellows are required to:

  • Remain enrolled as a degree seeking graduate student throughout their participation in the Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship Program
  • Attend and actively participate in all aspects of the scheduled program of events (i.e. four weekend colloquia) including meals and organized social activities
  • Arrive on time and prepared for each colloquium session, having carefully read the assigned reading in advance
  • Complete a short evaluation survey following each colloquium
  • Maintain an up to date record with the program of a valid postal address to which packages can be shipped
  • Submit an updated CV or resume quarterly and on request over the course of their participation in the program.

Mercatus Center Frédéric Bastiat Fellows are expected to:

  • Coordinate their schedules to arrive in the DC metro area before 5pm each Friday for the weekend colloquia, making arrangements with their home institution to cover any responsibilities 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 Frédéric Bastiat Fellows are encouraged to:

  • Build relationships with Mercatus Center faculty
  • Build relationships with other program participants