How to Nominate a Fellow

Criteria for Fellows and Nominating Process

Candidates for Fellowship should be holding elective public office at any level of American government (local, state, or federal) and between the ages of 25 and 50. They must be intelligent, thoughtful, and, regardless of political viewpoint, willing to engage in a civil manner even with those with whom they may disagree.

It is expected that Fellows will not only use the leadership training they received through the Fellowship for the betterment of their communities, but that they will also share with other public officials the insights gained through the Fellowship so that communities will more quickly realize the benefits of new approaches to problem-solving.

Please note that candidates may not nominate themselves.

Nominate an Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellow using our online nomination form, a printable PDF form, or send your suggestion (or suggestions) to us through mail, fax, phone.