TASP 2021 Call for Proposals

TASP 2021 Call for Proposals

Faculty are invited to apply to teach a Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) seminar, summer 2021. Telluride Association‘s mission is to “prepare and inspire promising students to lead and serve through free, transformative educational experiences rooted in critical thinking and democratic community.” Our educational programs, offered at no cost to their participants, prepare promising individuals—through intellectual inquiry, democratic self-government, and meaningful work—to define and discharge their obligations to humanity by developing the skills, knowledge, and strength of character necessary to do so. Distinguished alumni of our programs include Mariano-Florentino Cuellar (Justice of the California Supreme Court), Stacey Abrams (recent Georgia gubernatorial nominee), Kathleen Sullivan (former dean of Stanford Law School), and well-known author Francis Fukuyama; faculty who have taught in our programs include Blakey Vermeule, Hanna Pitkin, and Robert Nozick.


TASP is a unique opportunity for exceptional high school juniors who are recruited from all over the country, and even the world. Selected “TASPers” are invited to spend six weeks learning together in college-level seminars and making meaningful decisions to build their communities. Faculty contribute instrumentally to the success of the program each year by facilitating daily seminar discussions, providing meaningful assignments, and leading field trips, among other activities. We’re interested more in how you teach than what, as past seminars have ranged from the natural sciences to the humanities. We therefore afford faculty pairs tremendous flexibility in crafting their proposed curricula, and are consistently amazed by the creativity and thought in the proposals we receive.

The new deadline for applications is May 1st, 2020.