Woodstock International Visiting Fellowship Program for Foreign non-USA Scholars

Fellowship program for international applicants

Course(s) Offered: Theology
Course Level: Postdoctoral
Provider: Georgetown University
Country to Study in: USA

Fellowship Description
Each year, this program brings to Woodstock several lay or Jesuit scholars from around the world to study in the USA and gives them an opportunity to carry out a research project of their own design.

The program broadens the intellectual horizons and collaborative opportunities of Woodstock's permanent research fellows by connecting them with theologians and other scholars from around the world. It also exposes Jesuits and other scholars from around the world to Woodstock’s theological method, and it provides them with a valuable opportunity to conduct research in the United States.

Visiting fellowships of six to nine months at the Woodstock Theological Center are available for scholars for the United States academic year (September through May) 2014-2015.

Applicants must be from outside the United States and intend to continue working outside the United States once the fellowship has ended.

They must hold a doctorate or have equivalent professional accomplishments, be fluent in English, and submit a research proposal consistent with the mission of the Woodstock Theological Center plus three letters of recommendation.

Religious and priests must also submit a letter from their superiors giving them permission to accept the fellowship should it be granted.

Selection criteria:
Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments, the value that they bring to Woodstock, the compatibility of their research project with Woodstock’s mission, and the extent to which a fellowship at Woodstock would benefit them in their scholarly lives and support the life of the Church and academia in their home country.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries, EXCEPT the United States

Participating Institutions
Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; United States

Fields of study
Research project of ANY topic

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
Fellowships are offered for as long as nine (9) months and must take place during the academic year (September-May).

Scholarship benefits
International Visiting Fellows enjoy access to the Georgetown University Library, the Woodstock Theological Center Library, the intellectual companionship and support of the Woodstock research fellows, and access to a broad array of Jesuits, scholars, and other persons at Georgetown University and throughout the Washington area.

For their part, International Visiting Fellows are required to participate fully and actively in all aspects of the Visiting Fellowship program, and to give a presentation on their research at the conclusion of their stay.

Method of Application
A complete application must include the following:
  1. The Fellowship Application Form (attached)
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. A list of your publications (not to exceed three pages)
  4. A project proposal (not to exceed 2,000 words)
Project Proposal:
The project proposal of no more than 2,000 words is the most important element in the selection process. It is essential to make your project clear to individuals outside your own field and to explain its broader implications.

Letters of Recommendation:
It is your responsibility to have three letters of reference in English sent directly to us by the application deadline.

Your referees should be familiar with you and your work, and should be sent a copy of your project description so that they can comment specifically upon the proposed study and your qualifications for undertaking it. They may also comment upon how your work would benefit from and contribute to the Center's work and mission.

All materials should be mailed to:
Fellowship Office
Woodstock Theological Center 
Georgetown University
Box 571137
Washington, DC 20057-1137

All application material must be received by December 31, 2013 and must be submitted in English.

While the main purpose of your Woodstock fellowship will be to conduct research on your chosen topic, Woodstock hopes that all International Visiting Fellows also contribute to the Center’s mission and projects.

The Center will notify you of the results of the competition by March 14, 2014.

Application Deadline: 31 December 2013
Open to International students: Yes

More Fellowship Information and Application

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