Funding brief: Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world.
The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program and to take advantage of the opportunity to engage actively in the Center’s national mission. The Center awards approximately 15-20 residential fellowships each year. Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the Wilson Center programs/projects and are encouraged to interact with policy makers in Washington, D.C., with Wilson Center staff, and other scholars who are working on similar research and topics.
Donor Name: Wilson Cente
Funding name: No specific fund name
Deadline: The Center holds one round of competitive selection per year. Fellowship applications must be postmarked or submitted online by October, 1st.
Funding details link: Click to view
● Each Fellow is assigned a furnished office available to him or her every day, including evenings and weekends. The Center is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., and includes conference rooms, a reference library, and a dining room. The building is a smoke-free environment. The Wilson Center Library provides loan privileges with the Library of Congress and access to digital resources, its book and journal collections, and to university and special libraries in the area, and other research facilities. Windows-based personal computers are provided, and each Fellow is offered a part-time research assistant. Although Fellows are responsible for locating their own housing in the Washington, D.C. area, the Center provides written materials to help facilitate the search process.
● The Center offers a stipend of $90,000 for a nine-month fellowship. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: If awarded a fellowship, the earliest you can begin your tenure is Tuesday, September, 7th, 2020. Most fellows are in residence for the entire U.S. academic year, but fellowships are occasionally awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months.
Project duration: 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. Fellowships may not be deferred.
Eligible organization: As below
● 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). (Read more information on visas.) Please contact the Center if you have any questions about your eligibility to obtain a J1 visa.
● 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
● 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
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions- Except USA)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
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.
● Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of reference must be submitted online by October 16 or postmarked by October 1. If you are submitting online, please ensure that you submit the correct email address for your referees. It is your responsibility to ensure that they receive your references letters. Applications missing reference letters will be considered incomplete. Your referees should be familiar with you and your work, and you should send them a copy of your project description so that they can comment specifically upon your proposed study, your qualifications for undertaking it, and how you and/or your work would contribute to the Center’s goal of bridging the gap between the world of learning and the world of public affairs. The letters should follow the guidelines for referees outlined in the Reference Letter Form. Reference letters must be written in English. Do not send letters written for another purpose, such as those for a job application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow up with their referees to confirm that they have sent their letters to the Center.
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