Woodrow Wilson International Center1 for Scholars is funding approximately 20-25 international competition flagship fellowship programs in the USA. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): Woodrow Wilson International Center1 | USA
Level: Fellowship (The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals for the 9-month residential fellowships.)
Field(s): The fellowship is provided to study policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world.
Deadline: October 1
Funded By: Woodrow Wilson International Center
Beneficiaries(Target Groups):Woodrow Wilson International Center1 Flagship Fellowship is targeted for International students.
‣ Award No: The Center awards approximately 20-25 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: Each fellow is assigned a furnished office available to him or her every day around the clock. The Center is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., and includes conference rooms, a reference library, and a dining room. The building is a smoke-free environment. The Wilson Center Library provides loan privileges with the Library of Congress and access to digital resources, its book and journal collections, and to university and special libraries in the area, and other research facilities. Windows-based personal computers are provided, and each fellow is offered a part-time research assistant. Although fellows are responsible for locating their own housing in the Washington, D.C. area, the Center provides written materials to help facilitate the search process. The Center tries to ensure that the stipend provided under the fellowship, together with the fellow’s other sources of funding (e.g., grants secured by the applicant and sabbatical allowances), approximate a fellow’s regular salary.
Stipend provided in recent years has ranged from $26,000 to $85,000 (the maximum possible). In addition, 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 Center’s “scholars in residence” are so in both name and practice.
‣ Woodrow Wilson International Center1 Flagship Fellowship Fellows are expected to work from their offices at the Center and to participate in appropriate meetings organized by the Center.
‣ Fellows are also expected to present their research at internal Work-in-Progress seminars and to attend the Work-in-Progress presentations given by their colleagues.
‣ In addition, fellows are encouraged to make a more formal presentation to the public such as a colloquium, seminar, workshop, or other form of meeting.
‣ The Center expects all fellows to seek ways to share their expertise with the Washington policy community.
‣ The form of such interaction could range from a deep background briefing for an executive branch agency to an informal roundtable discussion with members of Congress and their staffs.
Candidates must meet the following criteria to avail Woodrow Wilson International Center1 Flagship Fellowship:
‣ 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) (Read more information on visas).
‣ Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including government, business, academia, 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.
‣ The basic criteria for selection are:
a) significance of the proposed research, including the importance and originality of the project;
b) the relevance of the project to contemporary policy issues;
c) the relevance of the project to the programmatic work of the Center;
d) quality of the proposal in definition, organization, clarity, and scope;
e) capabilities and achievements of the applicant and the likelihood that the applicant will accomplish the proposed project;
f) potential of a candidate to actively contribute to the life, priorities and mission of the Center by helping to fulfill its enhanced outreach goals.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Apply online.
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: The Center holds one round of competitive selection per year. Fellowship applications must be postmarked or submitted online by October 1.
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website.
‣ Applicants are notified of the results of the selection process in March of the following year.
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