Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship for Scholars, Journalists in USA 2021

Wilson Center in the USA invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship for the 2021/22 academic year.

Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence.  The Center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world.

Worth of Award

The Center offers a stipend of $90,000 for a nine-month fellowship. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses.


  • Citizens or permanent residents from any country (applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States) (Read more information on visas.)
  • Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including academia, business, government, journalism, law, and other professions)
  • Academic candidates holding a PhD or J.D. (degree must be received by the application deadline of October 1)
  • Academic candidates demonstrating scholarly achievement by publications beyond their doctoral dissertations
  • Practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement
  • English proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows
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How to Apply 

Applicants may submit their applications online here.
A complete application must include the following:

  • the Fellowship Application Form;
  • a current CV (not to exceed three pages); The Center will only accept the first three pages; please list your publications separately.
  • a list of your publications that includes exact titles, names of publishers, dates of publication and status of forthcoming publications (not to exceed three pages);
  • a Project Proposal (not to exceed five single-spaced typed pages, using 12-point type); The Center reserves the right to omit from review applications that are longer than the requested page length;
  • a bibliography for the project that includes primary sources and relevant secondary sources (not to exceed three pages);
  • the Financial Information Form;
  • Two letters of reference.
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All application materials must be submitted in English.


Deadline: applications close  October 5, 2021


Click here for more details and to apply