Deadline: October 1st, 2017


The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program. Through an international fellowship.

The Woodrow Wilson Center offers a 9-month residential fellowship and the Center awards approximately 15-20 residential fellowships each year. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence.


  • Citizens or permanent residents from any country are eligible. 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. Read more information on visas.
  • Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds are eligible.
  • Academic candidates holding a Ph.D. (Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline of October 1) are eligible.
  • Academic candidates demonstrating scholarly achievement by publications beyond their doctoral dissertations are eligible.
  • Practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement are eligible.
  • Applicants should have English proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows.


  • Applicants may submit their applications online.
  • A complete application must include the following:
  • The Fellowship Application Form
  • A current CV (Optional; not to exceed three pages); The Center will only accept the first three pages; please list your publications separately
  • A list of your publications that includes exact titles, names of publishers, dates of publication and status of forthcoming publications (not to exceed three pages)
  • A Project Proposal (not to exceed five single-spaced typed pages, using 12-point type); The Center reserves the right to omit from review applications that are longer than the requested page length;
  • A bibliography for the project that includes primary sources and relevant secondary sources (not to exceed three pages);
  • The Financial Information Form.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • All application materials must be submitted in English.


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