Deadline- September 10, 2012
Countries/Region- All Countries
United State Institute of Peace (USIP) invites applications for The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship Program which offers fellowship for 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.
Applicants should reveal 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Senior Fellow applications are vetted through a rigorous, multi-stage review that includes consideration by independent experts and professional staff at the Institute. The final authority for decisions regarding Senior Fellowship awards rests with the Institute’s Board of Directors.
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