James Buchanan Fellowship Program Requirements

Mercatus Center James Buchanan Fellows are required to:

  • Be employed at an academic institution (such as a university and a university-based center) during their participation in the James Buchanan Fellowship Program
  • Attend and actively participate in all aspects of the scheduled program of events (i.e. two in-person weekend colloquia and three virtual colloquia) including meals and organized social activities
  • Arrive on time and prepared for each colloquia session having carefully read the assigned reading in advance
  • Have the ability to video conference for the virtual colloquia and keep webcams on during discussion sessions
  • Complete a short evaluation survey following each colloquium
  • Complete a fellowship evaluation survey 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, quarterly over the course of their participation in the program
     

Mercatus Center James Buchanan Fellows are expected to:

  • Coordinate their schedules to arrive in the area hosting the colloquium before 4pm on Thursday for the opening and closing in-person colloquia, making arrangements with their home institution to cover any teaching assignments that might present scheduling conflicts with travel
  • Coordinate their schedules and make appropriate arrangements with appropriate others to cover any teaching assignments and other responsibilities that might present scheduling conflicts and distractions from the discussion sessions for the virtual colloquia
  • Have stable internet connections that can support video conferencing
  • 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 in-person colloquium
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and deadlines communicated by Mercatus Center staff related to their participation in the fellowship
     

Mercatus Center James Buchanan 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