Prometheus Foundation Awards $2.3 Million to Students For Liberty to Launch a Fellowship Program for the Study of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy

by | Feb 1, 2022 | Announcements

Laguna Hills, CA / February 2, 2022 – Prometheus Foundation has awarded Students For Liberty (SFL) a grant of $2.3 million to create and run SFL’s Prometheus Fellowship Program. The grant will fund the first two years of a four-year study program in which SFL’s top students from around the world will learn about Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, and how it can help them to succeed in their personal and professional lives and advance freedom on solid ground. The Program will launch with an inaugural class of 50 students in the fall of 2022.

Fellows in the Program will engage in self-study, work with study partners, and participate in live, in-person seminars as well as a mentorship program in which they initially will be mentees, and later, as graduates, mentors for incoming students.

Graduates of SFL’s programs have become vice ministers (e.g., in Lithuania and Ecuador), elected legislators (e.g in Brazil and the United States), entrepreneurs, college professors, journalists, and founders and leaders of more than 80 nonprofit organizations dedicated to making our world a better place to live. SFL’s Prometheus Fellowship will equip future graduates with a deep understanding of Objectivism and its practical applications, making them all the more effective in their chosen pursuits.

Dr. Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students For Liberty, said, “We are beyond grateful to Prometheus Foundation for supporting this life-changing program. The Prometheus Fellowship will allow us to invest heavily in our most promising student volunteers and enable them to become highly effective leaders of tomorrow.”

Carl Barney, funder and founder of Prometheus Foundation, said, “I am pleased to fund this Fellowship Program to teach SFL’s top students about Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Rand encouraged advocates of liberty to understand its moral and philosophic roots and to embrace these fundamentals. If she were alive today, I think she would be happy to see the largest liberty-oriented student organization in the world teaching its top students Objectivism in depth.”

For additional information about SFL’s Prometheus Fellowship or to apply for the Program, visit The application deadline for the fall 2022 cohort is March 15, 2022. A second cohort of 50 fellows is planned for the fall of 2023.

About Prometheus Foundation
Prometheus Foundation is an independent, nonprofit enterprise whose mission is to promote Ayn Rand and advance her philosophy, Objectivism. We achieve this mission by finding and funding organizations and individuals who have good ideas, work smart, follow through, and get things done. For more information about Prometheus Foundation, visit our website,, or email Annie Vinther Sanz, [email protected]

About Students For Liberty
Founded in 2008, Students For Liberty has rapidly grown to be the largest pro-liberty student organization in the world with students active in 117 countries. With a multi-million dollar budget and 70 full-time staff members, we educate, develop, and empower pro-liberty students in their pursuit of becoming leaders of liberty. We accomplish this by identifying the top students and training and empowering them to be agents of change in their communities.

Craig Biddle
Executive Director
Prometheus Foundation
[email protected]


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