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Applications invited for Wilson Center Fellowship 2019

Applications invited for Wilson Center Fellowship 2019

Organization: Wilson Center

Apply By: 01 Oct 2019

About the organization

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (or Wilson Center), located in Washington, D.C., is a United States Presidential Memorial that was established as part of the Smithsonian Institution by an act of Congress in 1968. It is also a highly recognized think tank, ranked among the top ten in the world. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington.

About the Fellowship

Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.

Eligibility

  • Citizens or permanent residents from any country (applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States).
  • Women and men with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including academia, business, government, journalism, law, and other professions)
  • Academic candidates must be at the post-doctoral level and have published a book or monograph beyond the Ph.D. dissertation.
  • Practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement
  • English proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows

Ineligibility

  • Applicants working on a degree (even if the degree is to be awarded prior to the proposed fellowship year)
  • Proposals of a partisan or advocacy nature
  • Primary research in the natural sciences
  • Projects that create musical composition or dance
  • Projects in the visual arts
  • Projects that are the rewriting of doctoral dissertations
  • The editing of texts, papers, or documents
  • The preparation of textbooks, anthologies, translations, and memoirs

Topics

The Wilson Center has launched a series of cross-regional initiatives and will also give priority to proposals in these topic areas:

  • Geo-Strategic Competition: the U.S.-China-Russia Triangle
  • Playing the Great Game: the Digital Edition
  • The Future of the New “Global Arctic”
  • Rule of Law

Stipend

The Center offers a stipend of $90,000 for a nine-month fellowship. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses.

Length of Appointment

Fellows are expected to be in residence for the entire U.S. academic year (early September through May). Occasionally, fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months.

Deadline for Applications

The Center holds one round of competitive selection per year. Fellowship applications must be postmarked or submitted online by October 1.

How to Apply

Applicants may submit their applications online.

A complete application must include the following:

  • the Fellowship Application Form;
  • a current CV (not to exceed three pages); The Center will only accept the first three pages; please list your publications separately.
  • a list of your publications that includes exact titles, names of publishers, dates of publication and status of forthcoming publications (not to exceed three pages);
  • a Project Proposal (not to exceed five single-spaced typed pages, using 12-point type); The Center reserves the right to omit from review applications that are longer than the requested page length;
  • a bibliography for the project that includes primary sources and relevant secondary sources (not to exceed three pages);
  • two letters of reference.
  • All application materials must be submitted in English.

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