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Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships for International Scholars in USA, 2019-2020

Applications are invited for Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships from scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in this flagship international Fellowship Program.

The Center tries to ensure that the fellowship award when combined with the recipient’s other sources of income (e.g. other grants and sabbatical allowances), approximates an individual’s current level of income.

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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a nine-month residential fellowship program. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff.
  • Study Subject: The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.
  • Scholarship Award:  The Center tries to ensure that the fellowship award, when combined with the recipient’s other sources of income (e.g. other grants and sabbatical allowances), approximates an individual’s current level of income. Awards will also include round trip travel for fellows. If spouses and/or dependent children will reside with the fellow for the entire fellowship period, money for their travel will also be included. In addition to stipends and travel allowances, the Center provides 75 percent of health insurance premiums for fellows who elect Center coverage and for their accompanying family members.
  • Number of Scholarships: The Center awards approximately 15-20 residential fellowships each year.
  • Nationality: Citizens or permanent residents from any country are eligible to apply for these fellowships. (Applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J1 visa even if they are currently in the United States).
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens or permanent residents from any country are eligible to apply for these fellowships. (Applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J1 visa even if they are currently in the United States).
  • Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
    • 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)
    • Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including academia, business, government, journalism, and other professions)
    • Academic candidates holding a Ph.D. (Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline of October 1)
    • Academic candidates demonstrating scholarly achievement by publications beyond their doctoral dissertations
    • 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

    Ineligibility

    • 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
  • English Language Requirements: English proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows.

Scholarships in the USA

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: A complete application must include the following:

  • the Fellowship Application Form;
  • a current CV (Optional; 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);
  • the Financial Information Form.
  • Two letters of reference

All application materials must be submitted in English.

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