Kellogg Institute for International Studies is inviting applications for visiting fellowships from scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on democracy and/or human development. Fellowships are offered for the academic year (August to May) or the fall (August to December) or spring semesters (January to May). The facilities at the Hesburgh Center are ideal for scholarly research. Visiting fellows have spacious offices, on-site information technology support, personal library services through a branch of the University’s library, and use of a variety of campus facilities.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded pursue research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking research at Kellogg Institute.
Scholarship Provider: The Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: The Institute invites applications from scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on themes of democracy and/or human development. Applicants may come from any country and typically fall into three groups:
-Promising junior and mid-career 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
-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.
Note: 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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Fellows from around the world can apply for these visiting fellowships.
Scholarship Description: Since 1983, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars. This widely respected residential program offers you time to pursue scholarly inquiry where it takes you, advance your personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe. As a visiting fellow, applicant will pursue research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development, share your research with the Notre Dame scholarly community, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered for the academic year (August to May) or the fall (August to December) or spring semesters (January to May). In exceptional cases, two-year postdoctoral visiting fellowships may be offered to one or two applicants per year.
What does it cover? The facilities at the Hesburgh Center are ideal for scholarly research. Visiting fellows have spacious offices, on-site information technology support, personal library services through a branch of the University’s library, and use of a variety of campus facilities. Visiting Fellowships include:
-Medical insurance benefits
-Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing
Selection Criteria: Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. A committee composed of Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellows evaluates the applications based on the following selection criteria:
-What is the problem being addressed? What is its interest and importance within and beyond the researcher’s field?
-How does the study relate to the research themes of the Kellogg Institute?
-What is the quality of the research design, including basic hypotheses, research methodology, and the kinds of data or evidence the researcher is considering?
-Is the importance and originality of this project clear to someone outside the applicant’s discipline?
-What is the individual’s scholarly record and potential?
-How much would the researcher be able to complete during his/her time at the Institute?
Notification: Awards will be announced in February.
How to Apply: Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowships are highly selective, with the majority awarded through annual competition. The Institute may consider applications from distinguished senior scholars and practitioners on a rolling basis outside the competition. Applications should be submitted online. A complete application will consist of the following documents uploaded through the online application system:
-Cover letter addressing your interest in the fellowship and specifying your preferred term of stay
-A research project statement (6–10 double-spaced pages)
-Names and email addresses for three letters of recommendation
The application system will generate an email to the three recommenders you identify. Please ensure that these individuals are aware that letters of recommendation will be submitted through the online application system.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st November 2015.