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Associate Fellows Program

As it did last year, the Global Fellows Program of the International Institute will select 6-8 advanced graduate students at UCLA to serve as Associate Fellows.

The International Institute will select Associate Fellows subject to the following eligibility requirements:

  • Advanced to Ph.D.(or equivalent) candidacy, and certified by the dissertation adviser (or equivalent mentor) to complete all requirements for the degree not later than 1 September 2005;
  • Able to devote full time to completing the dissertation, e.g. by virtue of a Dissertation Year Fellowship or similar extramural grants (Mellon, NSF, NEH, etc.);
  • Doing 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:
    • New forms of governance and co-ordination, whether in the governmental, non-governmental, or private spheres;
    • Security concerns that transcend traditional interstate conflict;
    • The causes and consequences of globalization;
    • Transnational cultures and multiple identities (or resistance to these trends);
    • Public health, the environment, and economic development.

Those selected as Associate Fellows will join next year’s interdisciplinary group of six postdoctoral Global Fellows (to be announced shortly), eight Global Scholars (incoming Ph.D. students), and the group of eminent UCLA faculty who act as Senior Fellows for the program. For more information on the program, see: http://www.international.ucla.edu/globalfellows/index.asp

Associate Fellows will:

  • Meet weekly in the Global Fellows Seminar and informal lunch
  • Have shared office space in the International Institute, in close proximity to the Global Fellows;
  • Be able to call upon the Fellows or Senior Fellows for mentoring and advice; and
  • Receive a small supplementary stipend of $2500.

Ph.D. candidates who meet the qualifications listed above may apply directly to the program on-line at http://portal.international.ucla.edu/associatefellows/. 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 advisor that confirms, inter alia, that the applicant will complete all degree requirements by 1 September 2005; and
  4. A listing of other sources of financial support (pending as well as already awarded).

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

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, 21 May, 2004. A committee led by the Director of the Global Fellows program, Ron Rogowski, will evaluate applications. We will announce the list of Associate Fellows before the end of the Spring Quarter on 18 June.

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