Ostrom Summer Academy

Dates and Times

Fridays starting May 20–June 24. Summer Academy will be held 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST for 6 consecutive Fridays. Participants are expected to attend the entire program.


A fee of $150 covers course-related costs. This fee is waived for students and IASC members.

Program Goals

  • Develop a deeper understanding the Ostrom Workshop and the Bloomington School.
  • Explore the latest applications of frameworks and other topics, and learn practical ways to succeed in the academic field.
  • Collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects
  • Connect with future colleagues, collaborators, and the Ostrom Workshop research community.


Participating faculty include Ostrom Workshop affiliates and invited experts.


Applications are accepted from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career faculty, and other professionals in any discipline, including fields not traditionally represented at the Ostrom Workshop who feel their work connects to a rigorous study of governance institutions.

Applicants from any country are welcome. Due to the continuing COVID health situation, the first meeting of the Summer Academy will take place virtually via ZOOM and we are limiting attendance to 15-20 attendees.

Ready to get started?

The application period is open through April 1, 2022.

Apply now for the Summer Academy