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Fellowships a the Wilson Center, Washington DC‏


The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship Fellowship Program and to take advantage of the opportunity to engage actively in the Center’s national mission. The Center awards approximately 22-25 residential fellowships through its annual international fellowship competition. Fellows will be affiliated with one of the Wilson Center programs/projects and are encouraged to interact with policy makers in Washington, D.C. as well as with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar research and topics.

Eligibility

_Citizens or permanent residents from any country (foreign nationals must be able to hold a valid passport and obtain a J1 Visa)
_Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of -backgrounds (including government, the corporate world, professions, and academia)
_Academic candidates holding a Ph.D. (Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline of October 1)
_Academic candidates demonstrating scholarly achievement by publications beyond their doctoral dissertations
_Practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement
_English proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows

Ineligibility

_Applicants working on a degree (even if the degree is to be awarded prior to the proposed fellowship year)
_Proposals of a partisan or advocacy nature
_Primary research in the natural sciences
_Projects that create musical composition or dance
_Projects in the visual arts
_Projects that are the rewriting of doctoral dissertations
_The editing of texts, papers, or documents
_The preparation of textbooks, anthologies, translations, and memoirs

Notes on Eligibility

You do not need an institutional affiliation to apply. For most academic candidates, a book or monograph is required. Scholars and practitioners who previously held research awards or fellowships at the Wilson Center are not precluded from applying for a fellowship. However, the nature and recency of the prior award may be among the factors considered during the selection process, and by the Fellowships Committee of the Board of Trustees.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility or the suitability of your project, please e-mail the Scholar Administration Office at fellowships@wilsoncenter.org.

Fellows’ Responsibilities

The Center’s "scholars in residence" are so in both name and fact. Fellows are expected to work from their offices at the Center and to participate in appropriate meetings organized by the Center. Fellows are also expected to present their research at our informal internal Work-in-Progress seminars, and to attend the Work-in-Progress presentations given by their colleagues. In addition, fellows are encouraged to make a more formal presentation to the public such as a colloquium, seminar, workshop, or other form of meeting. The Center expects all fellows to seek ways to share their expertise with the Washington policy community. The form of such interaction could range from a deep background briefing for an executive branch agency to an informal roundtable discussion with members of Congress and their staffs.

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 recent years have ranged from $26,000 to $85,000 (the maximum possible). Stipends include round trip travel for fellows. If spouses and/or dependent children will reside with the fellow for the entire fellowship period, money for their travel will also be included in the stipend. In addition to stipends, the Center provides 75 percent of health insurance premiums for fellows who elect Center coverage and for their accompanying family members.

Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=fellowships.welcome