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Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program
« on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:00 AM »
The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship provides scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, journalists, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.

Senior Fellowships usually last for ten months, starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available.  Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

The Institute awards between 10 and 12 fellowships per year.

Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security.

Applications are invited from all disciplines and professions.

Applicants should propose projects with clear policy relevance.  Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues.  Area studies projects and single-case studies will be comeptitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both.

Senior Fellow awards may not be granted for projects that constitute policymaking for a government agency or private organization, focus to any substantial degree on conflicts within U.S. domestic society, or adopt a partisan, advocacy, or activist stance.

Eligible Candidates

Citizens of any country may apply.  Non-U.S. Citizens without permanent resident status must obtain a J-1 exchange visitor visa to participate in the Fellowship Program.  J-1 status requires recipients to reside in their home country for two years following the fellowship before applying for the H or L visa, or for permanent residency in the United States.

There is no specific educational degree requirement for Senior Fellowship candidates.  Fellows come from a variety of professional backgrounds and from early, middle, and late stages of their careers.

Joint applications (two or more applicants for a single project) will not be accepted.

The following examples suggest the range of eligible candidates:
    * Government and Nongovernment Practitioners in international security, peacebuilding, and public affairs, such as diplomats, negotiators, mediators, government policymakers and administrators, military officials, officials and professional staff of international organizations, international lawyers, community leaders, businesspersons, labor leaders, clergy, and leaders in health and humanitarian affairs;
    * Scholars and Researchers, such as college and university professors, policy analysts in governmental or nongovernment research organizations, and independent consultants and writers;
    * Media and Communications Specialists such as journalists, editors, and producers in print, television, radio, and other communications media.

Terms of Award

    * The program attempts to match the recipient's earned income during the year preceding the fellowships, up to a maximum of $100,000 for 10 months.
    * The Institute will provide coverage of 80% of health premiums for the Fellow and his/her eligible dependents, with a cap of $500 per month.
    * The Institute will also cover travel to and from Washington, D.C., for Fellows and their dependents.
    * Each Fellows is provided with a part-time research assistant during his/her fellowship.
    * The Institute does not provide housing in Washington D.C., but it provides information on housing, schools, and daycare.
    * Fellows are expected to be at the Institute and participate in the daily life of the Institute.
    * Fellows are expected to devote full attention to their fellowship work in order to complete their projects within the period of residency.
    * The Institute requires first right of review for manuscripts produced as a result of fellowship support.
    * An Institute fellowship may not be deferred or combined with any other major award.

Duration of Fellowship

Fellowships are usually awarded for 10 months beginning in October. Shorter-term residencies are also available.

The 2012-2013 Senior Fellowship Competition has opened.  Applications will be due on September 8, 2011.

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