2014-15 Woodrow Wilson International Center Residential Fellowships , and applications are submitted till October 1, 2014. The Wilson Center awards approximately 15-20 residential fellowships each year to scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals. Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the Wilson Center programs/projects/offices and are encouraged to interact with policy makers in Washington, D.C. as well as with Wilson Center staff and other scholars who are working on similar research and topics. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the entire U.S. academic year (early September through May). Occasionally, fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Washington D C
Level: The Wilson Center offers residential fellowships to scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals.
Field(s): Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the Wilson Center programs/projects/offices and are encouraged to interact with policy makers in Washington, D.C. as well as with Wilson Center staff and other scholars who are working on similar research and topics.
Deadline: October 1, 2014.
Funded By: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2014-15 Woodrow Wilson International Center Residential Fellowships are targeted for Citizens or permanent residents of any country.
‣ Award No: The Center awards approximately 15-20 residential fellowships each year.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellows are expected to be in residence for the entire U.S. academic year (early September through May). Occasionally, fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months. Fellowships may not be deferred.
‣ Scholarship covers: 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.
‣ 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.
‣ 2014-15 Woodrow Wilson International Center Residential Fellowships are open for international Scholars.
‣ Congress established the Center in 1968 as the official, national memorial to President Wilson.
‣ Unlike the physical monuments in the nation’s capital, it is a living memorial whose work and scholarship commemorates “the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson.” As both a distinguished scholar and national leader, President Wilson felt strongly that the scholar and the policymaker were “engaged in a common enterprise.”
‣ Today the Center takes seriously his views on the need to bridge the gap between the world of ideas and public policy, bringing them into creative contact, enriching the work of both, and enabling each to learn from the other.
‣ This continuing dialogue between public policy and scholarship makes the Center unique. In addition to its residential program, the Center conducts research through its programs, organizes conferences and seminars, and disseminates the content of its work and fellows’ research through The Wilson Quarterly, Dialogue (The Center’s radio and television program), and its book publishing venture, the Woodrow Wilson Center Press.
‣ The Center invites 2014-15 Woodrow Wilson International Center Residential Fellowships Fellows to take part in the Center’s conferences, meetings and seminars and to benefit from the wide range of dialogue that takes place at the Center.
‣ 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 PhD (PhD 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.
Selection Criteria for 2014-15 Woodrow Wilson International Center Residential Fellowships
‣ Applications that satisfy the eligibility requirements are subsequently subjected to a multi-stage review process involving both internal evaluations by Wilson Center experts and external evaluations by a panel of specialists with relevant expertise.
‣ Final decisions about all grant awards are contingent on the approval of the Center’s Board of Trustees and subject to available funding.
The basic criteria for selection are:
‣ significance of the proposed research, including the importance and originality of the project;
‣ the relevance of the project to contemporary policy issues;
‣ the relevance of the project to the programmatic work of the Center;
‣ quality of the proposal in definition, organization, clarity, and scope;
‣ capabilities and achievements of the applicant and the likelihood that the applicant will accomplish the proposed project;
‣ potential of a candidate to actively contribute to the life, priorities and mission of the Center by making expert research accessible to a broader audience.
‣ Decisions on appointment of 2014-15 Woodrow Wilson International Center Residential Fellowships will be made in March 2015.
‣ Applicants may submit their applications online or by mail.
‣ A complete application must include the following: -the two-page, single-sided 2014-15 Woodrow Wilson International Center Residential Fellowships Application Form; (we strongly recommend typing the application form.
‣ a current CV (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 one-page Financial Information Form. All application materials must be submitted in English. Applications submitted via fax machine will not be considered.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on October 1, 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.