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International Visiting Fellowships at University of Notre Dame in USA, 2019-2020

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, The University of Notre Dame is offering visiting fellowships for international students. These fellowships are awarded to conduct international research on democracy and/or human development and in particular, the linkages between the two.

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies brings the best of interdisciplinary inquiry to bear on the research themes of democracy and human development, critical to contemporary societies around the world.

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One of the world’s leading Catholic universities, the University of Notre Dame is recognized for excellence in research, scholarship, and education. Ranked among the top 25 universities in the US, Notre Dame has more than 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students and more than 1,000 faculty members

Non-US citizens/residents require advanced English language proficiency.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme at Kellogg Institute.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to conduct international research on democracy and/or human development and in particular, the linkages between the two.
  • Scholarship Award:
    • Stipend
    • Travel expenses
    • Medical insurance benefits
    • Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: Fellows from around the world
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Fellows from around the world can apply for these visiting fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: They invite applications from scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on our themes of democracy and/or human development. Applicants may come from any country and typically fall into three groups:
    • Promising junior and midcareer scholars (typically postdocs and assistant or associate professors)
    • Distinguished senior scholars with an established record of scholarly excellence
    • Accomplished policy makers, journalists, and other practioners whose knowledge and experience can link policy and scholarship
      Degree Requirements

      Most successful applicants will hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a social science discipline or in history.

      • In exceptional cases, the Institute will support applicants with a PhD or its equivalent in other disciplines.
      • The Institute welcomes applications from eminent scholars and practioners who do not hold a PhD.
      • Advanced ABD graduate students may apply, but awards are contingent on their having completed the PhD before beginning the fellowship.
      Eligibility Considerations (for non-US citizens/residents)

      The following should be considered when applying for a Kellogg Institute fellowship:

      • Advanced English language proficiency is required.
      • Foreign nationals must have a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 Visa.
      Other Considerations

      According to US immigration regulations, an individual who completes a period of stay of less than five years as a J-1 professor or research scholar and does not have another appointment immediately following the termination of said stay, cannot return to the US as a J-1 professor or research scholar until the individual has been outside the US for a minimum period of two years. This two-year bar is different from the two-year home residency requirement normally issued to J-1 scholars.

  • English Language Requirements: Advanced English language proficiency is required for non-US citizens/residents.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowships are highly selective, with the majority awarded through our annual competition. You will be asked to create an account and you will need to remember your login and password in order to save and return to your application until you are ready to submit. A complete application will consist of the following documents uploaded through the online application system, along with filling out the Visiting Fellowship Application Formand Institutional Required Information Form (IRIF):

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the fellowship and specifying your preferred term of stay
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A research project statement (6–10 double-spaced pages)
  • Project Abstract (150 words max)
  • Short Bio (200-300 words)
  • Three names and email address for letters of recommendation

Application Form

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