USC Berggruen Fellowships Programs
The Berggruen Institute seeks to encourage a deeper understanding of the great political, economic, social, and cultural transformations that are reshaping the human condition, in order to better inform practical responses. It organizes and supports inquiries that bring multicultural and interdisciplinary knowledge to questions of governance, of philosophy and culture, and of global restructuring including especially the role of China.
To this end, USC Dornsife Center on Science, Technology and Public Life (CSTPL) and the Berggruen Institute (BI) will sponsor up to ten (10) fellowships at the University of Southern California for the academic year 2020-21.
The selected USC Berggruen Fellows will work on projects under the Institute’s programmatic areas to study the Great Transformations: Future of Capitalism, Globalization and Geopolitics, Transformations of the Human, and the Future of Democracy. The description on each project is below.
In order to apply to become a USC Berggruen Fellow, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.
Please upload the following materials:
I. Full curriculum vitae
II. Project Statement
Your project statement, up to 750 words, should answer two questions:
Question #1: How do you propose to contribute to one of the Projects listed above?
Concisely describe the work you plan to do during your fellowship years:
- Explain the intellectual agenda of your proposal and the ways it can contribute to the Project of your choice?
- Address the public dimensions: How will your contribution “make a difference”? How would you propose to raise public awareness of the Project?
For individuals applying as part of a team, please describe both the overall project, as well as what you anticipate your unique contribution will be to the work.
Question #2: What is your most important work to date?
Identify your most important book, book chapter, or article and explain why it was important—how it corrected a misconception in the literature, how it advanced thinking in some important way, and/or how it filled in an important gap in knowledge.
III. Two reference letters
At least one letter should be from an expert in your area of interest.
IV. Writing sample
Please provide the link to one short writing sample, such as an article, essay, or book chapter.
The application deadline is January 6, 2020. Awardees will receive notification of their fellowships by April 1, 2020.
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