Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship Program in USA

  • Target: All nationalities
  • Benefits: Fully-funded award
  • Level and Discipline: Research program in any subject
  • Host Institution: Any institution – USA
  • Deadline: 1 October every year

The Woodrow Wilson International Center is currently offering a number of residential fellowships for scholars from any countries. The winning fellows are expected to spend nine months doing relevant research in Washington and Wilson Center staff. This year, up to 20 awards will be granted. Each of those covers a range of benefits as named below. The application deadline is 1 October each year.

Fellowship Description
Each year, the Center hosts a number of scholars who conduct independent research on national and/or international issues addressing key public policy challenges. Through its scholars, the Center enriches crucial policy debates and provides a platform for scholars in the tradition of President Wilson to bring the worlds of policy and ideas together. In addition to its flagship international Fellowship program, the Center also hosts scholars selected through its individual programs. Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.

Award Value
The winning fellows may expect to receive allowances, 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 addition to stipends and travel allowances, the Center provides 75 percent of health insurance premiums for fellows who elect Center coverage and for their accompanying family members.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in any subject.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
Only those who meet the criteria below will be qualified person:

  • Citizens or permanent residents from any country (applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States)
  • Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including academia, business, government, journalism, and other professions)
  • 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

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction

Application Instruction
Please see the detail instruction of the application procedure at the website and application link  below.

Submission Deadline
1 October each year.

Website and Application Link

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