2014-2015 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship:

Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 6, 2013.

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

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 competitive if they also contain a broad focus on conflict and its resolution, and/or can be applicable to other regions and cases.

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.

Eligibility and Application Information
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 Non-government 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
Selection Process
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.

The Senior Fellowship application for the fellowship program beginning in October 2014 is now OPEN. Please review the Eligibility and Application Information prior to submitting your application.

Deadline: September 6, 2013. Letters of reference due September 13, 2013.

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