Each year, the Center selects Fellows from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds such as law, journalism, higher education, social science, technology and government. Fellows receive funding to further the national conversation related to expression and democratic participation on college campuses including how to advance campus dialogue and further diversity and inclusion.

Their projects have a direct impact on individuals and communities across campus and are focused on enhancing our understanding of how free speech is—and can be practiced—in American higher education as well as how to foster civic engagement in university life.

The application for the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement’s 2022-2023 Fellows Program is now open!