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Associate Fellows Program 2007-08

The Global Fellows Program of the International Institute will select up to 5 advanced graduate students at UCLA to serve as Associate Fellows.

The Global Fellows Program of the International Institute will select up to 5 advanced graduate students at UCLA to serve as Associate Fellows, subject to the following eligibility requirements:

  • Advanced to Ph.D. or equivalent (e.g., J.D.) candidacy, and certified by the dissertation adviser (or equivalent mentor) to complete all requirements for the degree not later than 1 September 2007
  • Ability to devote full time to completing the dissertation, e.g. by virtue of a Dissertation Year Fellowship or a similar extramural grant (Mellon, NSF, NEH, etc.) that frees the candidate form all teaching obligation
  • Producing creative and innovative work, preferably of multidisciplinary interest, on (or with obvious relevance to) the cultural, economic, social, and political dynamics of the contemporary world, including, but not limited to:
    • New forms of governance and coordination, whether in the governmental, non-governmental, or private spheres
    • Security concerns that transcend traditional interstate conflict
    • The causes and consequences of cultural and economic globalization
    • Transnational cultures and multiple identities, and their historical roots
    • Public health, the environment, and economic development

Those selected as Associate Fellows will join next year’s interdisciplinary group of Global Fellows (to be announced shortly), Global Scholars (incoming Ph.D. students), and the group of eminent UCLA faculty who act as Senior Fellows for the program.

Associate Fellows will:

  • Meet bi-weekly in the Global Fellows Seminar and informal lunch
  • Share office space in the International Institute, in close proximity to the Global Fellows
  • Receive advice and mentoring from Fellows or Senior Fellows
  • Receive a small supplementary stipend of $2,500, contingent upon confirmation of full funding from other sources

Ph.D. candidates who meet the qualifications listed above may apply directly to the program on-line beginning April 10, 2007.

Application Procedures 

  • Applications may be submitted online between 10 April 2007 and 27 April 2007, with additional support materials (references and transcripts) received at the Institute no later than May 7, 2007.
  • Online application form will be available on April 10, 2007

Applications must contain:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  2. An abstract of the dissertation (fewer than 250 words)
  3. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s principal academic adviser that certifies, inter alia, that the applicant will complete all degree requirements by 1 September 2007
  4. A listing of other sources of financial support

If submitted as attachments, these documents should be in Word or .pdf format.

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, April 27, 2007.

A committee led by the Director of the Global Fellows program, Françoise Lionnet, will evaluate applications. We will announce the list of Associate Fellows before the end of the Spring Quarter on 15 June.

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