Fully Funded National Fellowship at United States
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation invites applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, political science, policy studies, law, political economy, communications and media, and sociology. Applicants will be evaluated and assessed on the quality of their scholarship and on their potential to shed new light upon contemporary developments in American politics, foreign policy, and America and the World. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship.
Successful candidate will have to participate in two conferences, one in the fall and one in the spring. Moreover, the conferences provide a forum for presenting research and findings to the scholarly community at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the University of Virginia. The spring conference in particular provides an opportunity to receive feedback from mentors who are also in attendance.
- Candidates must be non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for this Fully Funded Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship at United States.
- In addition to that, an applicant must be a PhD candidate who will be complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year.
Candidates can get an annual stipend of up to $25,000. In addition to that, candidates will have an opportunities to participate in the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Conferences and other activities free of cost.
The application must consist the following materials and must conform with the stated word or page limits:
- Applicant information sheet.
- Project description (1,200 words) – describe your dissertation or book, state the thesis, explain how it contributes to or revises existing scholarship, and also how or why you decided on this particular topic.
- Op-ed or blog post (750 words) – a published or sample op-ed (like those featured in the New York Times) or a published or sample blog post (like those appearing on Slate.com) that applies a major finding from your research to a current public policy problem.
- Bibliography (3 pages) as well as Curriculum vitae (2 pages).
- Writing sample (40 pages maximum) – selected sample should consist of one chapter from your dissertation with a one-page introduction that situates the chapter in the broader project OR an accepted/published journal article.
- Furthermore, two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your adviser). Letters of recommendation are initiated through the application process or may be sent to the Selection Board .at [email protected]
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