The purpose of the Eneref Institute Research Fellowships Program is to give men and women an opportunity to pursue their studies, free from formal requirements. They must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest caliber of intellectual achievement. These Research Fellows are selected by the Senior Fellows along with the Executive Director of the Institute. To be eligible for a Research Fellowship, a candidate must be at an early stage of his or her scholarly career. Research Fellows are selected for their resourcefulness, initiative, and intellectual curiosity, and because their work holds exceptional promise. On the basis of the materials submitted by Research Fellows, Eneref Institute selects a certain number of candidates for interview.