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June 05, 2007

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowships 2008-2009

Location: District of Columbia, United States
Fellowship Date: 2007-10-01

The Woodrow Wilson Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually in an international competition. Successful fellowship applicants submit outstanding proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows should be prepared to interact with policymakers in Washington and with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar topics.

Applications from any country are welcome. Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds are eligible for appointment. For academic participants, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level. Academic candidates must demonstrate their scholarly development by publications beyond their Ph.D. dissertation. Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline of October 1. For other applicants, an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected. Applicants should have a very good command of spoken English, since the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its Fellows.

Primary themes are:
1. governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation;
2. the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership—military, political, and economic dimensions; and
3. key long-term future challenges confronting the United States and the world.

In general, 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.

Fellows are provided private offices, Windows-based computers, and research assistants. Professional librarians provide access to the Library of Congress, universities and special libraries in the area, and other research facilities. The Center holds one round of competitive selection per year.

Woodrow Wilson Center
Scholar Selection and Services Office
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
Email: fellowships@wilsoncenter.org
Visit the website at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships

Posted by idareyou at June 5, 2007 05:31 PM