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ISA James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Applicants, 2019

ISA invites applications from junior scholars for the James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellowship. ISA encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.

The ISA provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.

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A great offer for students and researchers to get $5000 award for study in the USA.

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The International Studies Association (ISA) has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in fields of international studies since 1959. The International Studies Association, in order to promote international understanding, and provide opportunities for communications among educators, researchers, and practitioners in order to continually share intellectual interests and meet the challenges of a changing global environment.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2019.
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of social sciences and humanities.
  • Scholarship Award: The successful applicant will be expected to spend 75% of their time on their own research and 25% of their time on work to support the Association. The Fellowship is non-residential, meaning that the successful applicant can be located anywhere in the world; the work for ISA will be monitored remotely by the ISA Executive Director. The twelve-month award will run from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, and pays a total stipend of $50,000 (USD).
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: ISA encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: ISA encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.
  • Entrance Requirements: The following eligibility criteria apply:
    • Candidates must be a current member of ISA
    • Candidates must have received their PhD within two years prior to the start of the Fellowship period (exceptions can be made for mitigating circumstances, e.g. parenthood or illness, provided that the sum total of active post-PhD scholarship still amounts to less than two years – such cases should be explained in the Covering Letter).
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: To be considered for the Fellowship, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter (max. one page)
  • Research Proposal (max. 1250 words)
  • ISA Project Proposal (max. 500 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae (max. four pages)
  • Two confidential Letters of Recommendation (one of which must be written by the candidate’s PhD Committee Chair, Primary Supervisor, or equivalent)
  • Evidence of final degree (or, if PhD not yet awarded, official institutional confirmation that the applicant’s doctorate will have been awarded before the Fellowship start date)
  • Official graduate transcripts (or equivalent).

The Cover Letter should outline the applicant’s suitability for the Fellowship and aspirations within the field. The Research Proposal should explain the personal research that the applicant intends to undertake during the year (i.e. 75% of their time), and should address the following elements: the puzzle, the argument/hypotheses, how it develops the applicant’s prior work, how it contributes to the field, methodology, publication plans, and overall importance.

The ISA Project Proposal should explain what work the applicant would undertake to advance the goals of the International Studies Association (i.e. 25% of their time), and should address the following elements: key topic/themes, importance to the field, feasibility of study, suitability for remote (i.e. non-residential) working, and demonstrable outputs (e.g. progress reports, journal articles, findings summaries, etc).

To clarify, this ISA Project is not expected to address substantive questions of international politics; the purpose, rather, is to identify, understand, and address issues/problems in the profession. Please note that the successful applicant may be expected to refine their ISA Project, in consultation with ISA Headquarters, to best serve the needs of the Association.

The Cover Letter, Research Proposal, ISA Project Proposal, and CV must be submitted as a single combined MS Word document. Transcripts and evidence of final degree may be submitted separately. Recommendation letters should be submitted directly to the James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee at [email protected] by the applicants’ referees on departmental or institutional letterhead.

All documents should be written in English in 12pt Times New Roman font, US Letter or A4 pages, with one-inch margins. The Research Proposal and ISA Project Proposal should also be 1.5 or 2.0 line-spaced (this is not necessary for the Cover Letter and CV). Incomplete, late, ineligible, or incorrectly formatted applications will not be reviewed.

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