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Offer: Call for Applications: Kellogg Institute Fellowships, University of Notre Dame (Deadline: 1 Nov 2012)

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies seeks both accomplished and promising scholars who conduct inernational research on democracy and human development, as relevant to contemporary societies around the world.

Visiting fellowships afford the time to move research projects forward in an interdisciplinary, intellectually stimulating environment, share findings, and develop linkages with renowned US and international scholars.

As members of a vibrant scholarly community, fellows interact with leading scholars one-on-one---and through the Institute's seminars and lectures, international conferences, roundtable discussions on world affairs, and cultural events.

Visiting Fellowships include:

  • Stipend
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical insurance benefits
  • Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing
  • Up to $1,500 of conference travel support for recipients of one and two-year fellowships

Who is Eligible?

The Institute invites applications from scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on our themes of democracy and/or human development (For more information about the Institute's research themes, visit this page.). Applicants may come from any country and typically fall into three groups:

  • Promising junior and midcareer scholars (typically postdocs and assistant or associate professors)
  • Distinguished senior scholars with an established record of scholarly excellence
  • Accomplished policy makers, journalists, and other practioners whose knowledge and experience can link policy and scholarship

Degree Requirements

Most successful applicants will hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a social science discipline or in history.

In exceptional cases, the Institute will support applicants with a PhD or its equivalent in other disciplines.

The Institute welcomes applications from eminent scholars and practioners who do not hold a PhD.

Advanced ABD graduate students may apply, but awards are contingent on their having completed the PhD before beginning the fellowship.


Eligibility Considerations (for non-US citizens/residents)

The following should be considered when applying for a Kellogg Institute fellowship:

  • Advanced English language proficiency is required.
  • Foreign nationals must have a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 Visa.
  • Note: According to US immigration regulations, an individual who completes a period of stay of less than five years as a J-1 professor or research scholar and does not have another appointment immediately following the termination of said stay, cannot return to the US as a J-1 professor or research scholar until the individual has been outside the US for a minimum period of two years. This two-year bar is different from the two-year home residency requirement normally issued to J-1 scholars.

How do I apply?

Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowships are highly selective, with the majority awarded through our annual competition. The Institute may consider applications from distinguished senior scholars and practitioners on a rolling basis outside the competition.

Fellowship Terms

Fellowships are offered for the academic year (August to May) or the fall (August to December) or spring semesters (January to May). Two-year postdoctoral visiting fellowships may be offered to one or two applicants per year.

Annual Visiting Fellow Competition

Complete applications must be received by Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Awards will be announced early February 2013.

Complete Application
A complete application consists of the followingitems submitted through our online process:

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the fellowship and specifying your preferred term of stay
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A research project statement (6–10 double-spaced pages)
  • In addition, three letters of recommendation, which referees must send directly to the Kellogg Institute by the deadline date.

Confidential letters should be mailed to:

Visiting Fellowship Program Selection Committee
Kellogg Institute for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
130 Hesburgh Center

Notre Dame, IN 46556-5677

For more information about the Institute's research themes, visit this page.

Start your Online Application here.

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