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2017-2018 CDDRL Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at Stanford University, USA

Centre on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University invites applications for research fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Two or more fellowships will be awarded for pre-doctoral students at the write-up stage and postdoctoral scholars working in any of the four program areas of democracy, development, evaluating the efficacy of democracy promotion, and rule of law. Fellows spend the academic year at Stanford University completing their projects, participating in seminars, and interacting with each other and the resident faculty and research staff. The application deadline is January 13, 2017.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in any of the four program areas of democracy, development, evaluating the efficacy of democracy promotion and rule of law.
Course Level
: Fellowship is available for conducting researh.
Programme Provider: Centre on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford University, USA
Award can be taken at: USA

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Eligibility: Pre-doctoral fellows must be enrolled currently in a doctoral program or equivalent through the time of intended residency at Stanford, and must be at the dissertation write up (post course work) phase of their doctoral program. Post-doctoral fellows must have earned their PhD within 3 years of the start of the fellowship, or plan to have successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertations by July 31, 2016.

Open for International Students: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these research fellowships.

Description: The Center welcomes applications from pre-doctoral students at the write-up stage and from post-doctoral scholars working in any of the four program areas of democracy, development, evaluating the efficacy of democracy promotion, and rule of law. The Center expects to award two or more fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Pre-doctoral fellows receive stipends comparable to that awarded by the Stanford Graduate Fellowships program; the Center also pays non-matriculated student tuition for pre-doctoral fellows as required by Stanford University. Post-doctoral fellows receive salaries commensurate with experience and with consideration given to university established minimums for a term period of 9 months. Healthcare and other benefits are also provided as required by Stanford University for both pre- and post doctoral fellows.

Number of award(s): The Center expects to award two or more fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is awarded for minimum for a term period of 9 months.

What does it cover? Pre-doctoral fellows receive stipends comparable to that awarded by the Stanford Graduate Fellowships program; the Center also pays non-matriculated student tuition for pre-doctoral fellows as required by Stanford University. Post-doctoral fellows receive salaries commensurate with experience and with consideration given to university established minimums for a term period of 9 months. Healthcare and other benefits are also provided as required by Stanford University for both pre- and post doctoral fellows.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Applicants will be notified by mid to late-March.

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, letter of application of no more than 3 typed pages, current resume, three letters of recommendations, a statement of proposed research (5-10 pages) and a complete set of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). The Center Committee will only review complete files.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 13, 2017.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

CDDRL Pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships