The Center awards 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 and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.
Fellowship Application Eligibility Criteria:
- 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
You do not need an institutional affiliation to apply. For most academic candidates, a book or monograph is required.
Stipends provided in recent years have ranged from $26,000 to $85,000.
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.
Application Deadline; October 1.
For more information and application materials, see: Woodrow Wilson International Fellowships Website