CDDRL The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law bridges
October 31, 2016 - January 13, 2017
The Center welcomes applications from pre-doctoral students at the write-up stage and from post-doctoral scholars working in any of the four program areas of democracy, development, evaluating the efficacy of democracy promotion, and rule of law. The Center expects to award two or more fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Pre-doctoral fellows receive stipends comparable to that awarded by the Stanford Graduate Fellowships program; the Center also pays non-matriculated student tuition for pre-doctoral fellows as required by Stanford University. Post-doctoral fellows receive salaries commensurate with experience and with consideration given to university established minimums for a term period of 9 months. Healthcare and other benefits are also provided as required by Stanford University for both pre- and post doctoral fellows.
Fellows spend the academic year at Stanford University completing their projects, participating in seminars, and interacting with each other and the resident faculty and research staff. The Center facilities on the Stanford campus include offices and cubicles. Fellows have access to other Stanford libraries as well as exercise facilities.
Pre-doctoral fellows must be enrolled currently in a doctoral program or equivalent through the time of intended residency at Stanford, and must be at the dissertation write up (post course work) phase of their doctoral program. Post-doctoral fellows must have earned their PhD within 3 years of the start of the fellowship, or plan to have successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertations by July 31, 2017.
We will begin accepting applications on Monday, October 31, 2016. The application deadline for the 2017-18 academic year is Friday, January 13, 2017. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, letter of application of no more than 3 typed pages, current resume, three letters of recommendations, a statement of proposed research (5-10 pages) and a complete set of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). The Center Committee will only review complete files. Notifications will be sent in mid to late-March.
Can I contact you to find out if my application packet is complete?
I will be able to check if your the documents you uploaded were received, but please wait until a week after the deadline to check if your application is complete.
When will we be notified?
How many of each (pre-doc/postdoc) are you planning on selecting this year?
We are planning on awarding two or more fellowship appointments this year.
If I were to be selected as a postdoctoral fellow, but was unsuccessful at conferring the degree in time will I lose my fellowship appointment?
We will most likely be able to appoint you as a pre-doctoral fellow for the full academic year, at the lower stipend level.
What other fellowship opportunities does CDDRL offer?
Please visit our website at http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships or FSI's at http://fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships for other fellowship opportunities.
I did not get selected, and/or was not eligible to apply for the CDDRL Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship. What other options are there?
Occasionally (but rarely) we accept applications for visiting scholars and visiting researchers at our center. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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