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Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS

Program Summary

The Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues-topics that intersect with questions of public policy or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illumine policy issues of contemporary importance. While the Center does not engage in formulating actual policy, it is particularly interested in those projects that help provide the essential background against which issues of the day can be more thoroughly understood.

Social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues-topics that intersect with questions of public policy or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illumine policy issues of contemporary importance. While the Center does not engage in formulating actual policy, it is particularly interested in those projects that help provide the essential background against which issues of the day can be more thoroughly understood.

The Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are:
* governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation;
* the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership-military, political, and economic dimensions; and
* key long-term future challenges confronting the United States and the world.


Eligibility

Applications from any country are welcome. Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including government, the corporate world, and the professions, as well as academia) are eligible for appointment. For academic participants, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level. It is expected that academic candidates will have demonstrated their scholarly development by publications beyond their doctoral dissertations. For other applicants, an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected. An applicant working on a degree at the time of application (even if the degree is to be awarded prior to the proposed fellowship year) is not eligible.


All applicants should have a very good command of spoken English since the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows. Proposals that represent essentially advocacy are not eligible. Primary research in the natural sciences is not eligible, nor are projects that create musical composition, dance, or the visual arts. Further, the Center does not consider projects that represent essentially the rewriting of doctoral dissertations; the editing of texts, papers, or documents; or the preparation of textbooks, anthologies, translations, or memoirs.

Stipend

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. Stipends provided in 2001 ranged from $29,500 to $73,000. In 2002-2003, the Center expects to be able to award a few fellowships at a higher stipend level, up to a maximum of 85,000. Stipends include round trip travel for fellows and for their spouses and dependent children who will reside with them during the entire fellowship period. In addition to stipends, the Center provides 75 percent of health insurance premiums for fellows and these accompanying family members.

Deadline

October 1, 2002 - the deadline for receipt of applications.

Application

Applicants are able to complete both the application and financial forms online <http://wwics.si.edu/FELLOWS/support/felappinstruct.pdf> but will need toprint them out and send them using regular postal mail. The Reference Letter Form will need to be completed offline, either with a pen or typewriter. Read the instructions carefully.

Contact

For complete guideline and application information please contact:

Scholar Selection and Services Office
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
E-mail: fellowships@wwic.si.edu
Phone: (202) 691-4170
Fax: (202) 691-4001
Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org or http://wwics.si.edu/FELLOWS/FELLOWSH.HTM

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