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Fellowships for Scholars at the School of Social Science, Princeton (USA). Deadline: 1 November 2011


Fellowships for Scholars at the School of Social Science, Princeton (USA). Deadline: 1 November 2011 Fellowships for Scholars Academic Year 2012-2013
IAS School of Social Science The Institute for Advanced Study
is an independent private institution in
Princeton, New Jersey, founded in 1930
to create a community of scholars
focused on intellectual inquiry, free from
teaching and other university obligations.
Each year, scholars from around the
world apply to come to the Institute to
pursue their own research. Those who
are chosen are offered a membership for
a set period and a stipend. Members
receive access to the extensive
resources of the Institute, including
offices, access to libraries, subsidized
restaurant and housing facilities, and
some secretarial services.
Applications must be submitted
through the online application system,
available at
Theme 2012-13: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS
Economic and political matters are obviously closely
connected. Indeed, the disciplines of economics and
political science have their common origin in the field
of political economy, which was premised on this
inter-relationship. For many decades, however, each
discipline took rather little notice of the other; the
subjects evolved in more-or-less parallel universes.
That has changed in recent years, which have seen a
renaissance in the study of economics and politics
together. Thus, for example, scholars have been
investigating how political alignments induce and
constrain economic policy--and, conversely, how
economic conditions shape the growth of political
movements and coalitions. We anticipate assembling
a diverse group of eight to twelve scholars to examine
In the upcoming academic year, the Institute will again take part in a program sponsored by the American Council of Learned
Societies: the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships. These fellowships support more adventurous, more wide-ranging and longer-term
patterns of research than are current in the humanities and related social sciences. Applicants must submit to ACLS a research plan http://www.scholarshipandphd.blogspot.com/
typically covering a 3 - 5 year period, during which time one year could be spent as a Member at the Institute, either in the School
of Historical Studies or the School of Social Science. Qualified candidates who would like to apply for affiliation with either School
of the Institute for Advanced Study under the auspices of this program should visit the ACLS website (www.acls.org).
positive issues like these, as well as normative questions, such as which political
systems best promote economic welfare. We are also interested in research on
the history of political economy and political economists, the theories advanced in
that field and their pertinence to what counts as political economy today.
Funding for Members Stipends are individually negotiated, taking into
account the applicant’s base salary and the level of sabbatical and other grant
support he or she can secure. In setting compensation, the School attempts to
provide half of the current academic base salary for all Members, up to a
maximum of $65,000.
Randall Hagadorn
The School of Social Science each year invites as Members around twenty
visiting scholars who constitute a genuinely interdisciplinary and international
group. A completed doctorate or equivalent is required by the application deadline,
and memberships are awarded at both the junior and senior levels. Memberships
are awarded for the full academic year only. Visiting Members are expected to
pursue only their own research, while the School organizes a weekly seminar at
which Members as well as invited guests present their ongoing work. The School
is not wedded to any particular intellectual or disciplinary approach. It welcomes
applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, and
anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with a historical and humanistic
bent and also considers applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism,
literature, and linguistics. The following thematic focus is neither an exclusive nor
excluding theme; it is expected that only one-third of the accepted scholars will
pursue work relating to this theme. Applications are strongly encouraged from
scholars across the social sciences, whether or not their research corresponds to
the theme.