Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Postdoctoral Fellows Program 2018, Brown University, USA


Deadline:

October 20, 2017


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WATSON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University aspires to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. Central to this mission is the Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program, an effort to galvanize the careers of young social scientists conducting research related to the Institute’s three core thematic areas: development, governance, and security. Participants in this program will join an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in theoretically and substantively important research addressing the most pressing global issues of our time. Fellows receive two years of support, to be taken within a three-year period, with the expectation that they will pursue research and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute. Fellows will also teach one course per year in the Institute or in an affiliated Brown University social science department.

The Watson fellows program is led by Faculty Director J. Nicholas Ziegler, assisted by Program Coordinator Hayden Reiss.

The fellowship competition is open to candidates from across the social sciences working in any area of the world on issues that can be understood in a comparative global context. Scholars of all nationalities who have received their PhDs within two years of the application deadline are eligible to apply.  Individuals who are currently – or have previously been – postdoctoral fellows in other programs are not eligible to apply.  As full members of the Watson Institute’s scholarly community, fellows are required to be in residence during the academic year.  Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus a health-insurance subsidy.  Additional funding may be made available for conference-related travel, research expenses, and research-related programming on campus.  Candidates selected for the Postdoctoral Fellows program who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2018, will be paid a reduced salary until their dissertation is defended.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by October 20, 2017 to the application portal:

  • A cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, status of their dissertation, and proposed research to be conducted during their fellowship period. The cover letter should not exceed 2,000 words and should make clear where in the Institute's core areas of security, development, or governance the proposed research best fits.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • A copy of each graduate transcript. 
  • A writing sample.
  • Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research.

Events

Watson Fellows convene once a month during each semester to present and discuss work in progress. Participation in the monthly seminar is by invitation only. Public events featuring the work of Watson post-doctoral scholars are advertised on the Institute’s event page.

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September 11, 2017
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