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Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

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This federal aid program is managed by:

THE WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS

Objectives:

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was established by Congress to symbolize and strengthen 'the fruitful relationship between the world of learning and the world of public affairs.' It aims, in a strictly nonpartisan fashion, to foster scholarship and to promote the exchange of views between scholars and decision makers. The Center sponsors research, meetings, and publications on history, economics, politics, international relations, the environment, and many other areas. Fellows from around the world are brought to Washington, DC, to encourage discourse among disciplines and professions. The Center enriches the quality of knowledge and debate in the nation's capital and throughout the world.

Funding obligations:

(Grants) FY 07 $1,405,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Assistance is intended for the use of scholars only. In order to foster a true community of scholars, the Woodrow Wilson Center prefers its fellows to be in residence for the entire U.S. academic year from September through May. A few fellowships are available for shorter periods with a minimum of 4 months.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Listed below are some of the 23 fellows chosen for the academic year 2006-2007: 1) Adams, Gordon. Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. 'Buying National Security: Transforming the U.S. Resource Planning Process'; 2)Bilgin, Pinar. Assistant Professor of International Relations, Bilkent University, Turkey. 'Globalization and Security in the Developing World: The Case of Turkey'; 3) Connelly, Matthew. Associate Professor of History, Columbia University. 'The Problem of Prevision'; 4)Dettke, Dieter. Executive Director, Washington Office, Friedrich Ebert Foundation. 'In Search of Normalcy: Germany's Defense and Security Policy Between Realpolitik and the Civilian Power Paradigm.'

Program Accomplishments:

The Wilson Center has hosted hundreds of scholars working in fields spanning the humanities and the social sciences. Some distinguished scholars of recent years have included Bruce Ackerman, Anatoli Dobrynin, John Lewis Gaddis, Juan Williams, and Gordon Wood. Books written by Fellows at the Center have included David Levering Lewis' W.W. Dubois, Biography of a Race, 1868-1919, and Thomas Friedman's From Beirut to Jerusalem.

Types of Assistance:

Project Grants.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

In 2006-2007, the fellowship stipend, which included travel expenses for Fellows, their spouses, and their dependent children, ranged from $7,000 to $85,000. The Center also covered 3/4 of the cost of health insurance for scholars and their accompanying families who elected to take the insurance offered.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Stipends cover the length of the residential fellowship.

Applicant Eligibility:

Individuals from any country are welcome to apply. Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including government, the corporate world, and the professions, as well as academia) are eligible for appointment. Successsful fellowship applicants submit outstanding proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and or international issues--topics and scholarship that relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illumine policy issues of contemporary importance. Proposals that represent essentially advocacy are not eligible. The Center normally does not consider projects that represent essentially the rewriting of doctoral dissertations; the editing of papers and documents; the preparation of textbooks or miscellaneous papers and reviews; anthologies, memoirs or translations.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Citizens from all countries will benefit.

Award Procedure:

Applications are evaluated by peer review panels.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Contact: Scholar Selection and Services Office. Telephone: (202) 691-4000. E-mail: fellowships@wilsoncenter.org.

Website Address:

http://www.wilsoncenter.org .

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dcn29

I am interested in obtaining a grant or scholarship pertaining to graduate work in Psychology or Political Science. I do not have many funds for studying, and I have had to take of a semester or two off as a result of financial instability. I have a 4.0 in Psychology, a 3.8 in pre-requisite work since 2010, and a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland at College Park. If there is someone who can offer some insight into the process, please let me know. I will be so grateful. I have great potential, but that potential is limited by my financial situation. I can be an asset to the educational and professional community.

Respectfully,

David Caruso Nicklas

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