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Fellowships & Grants, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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Fellowships & Grants

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes outstanding and award winning scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its non-partisan dialogue.

Each year, the Center hosts around 160 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.

Fellowships at the Wilson Center

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.

Fellowship Application

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowship Competition!    

Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships applicants may either apply online or may apply by mail. Applications will not be accepted via fax machine nor as email attachments.

Apply Online

The online application is comprised of several forms. You will be able to partially complete the process, save your application as you go along, and then come back to complete and submit. Before you begin, be sure you are eligible to apply.

Fellowship Application Due October 1

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Apply By Mail

To apply by regular postal mail, complete the forms below, print them out and send in via regular postal mail. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader (see Helpful Links below). Please read the application instructions carefully.

Fellowship application form and instructions

Financial Information Form
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Reference Letter Form
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