Visiting Fellowships by Kellogg Institute for International Studies (Global)

Visiting Fellowships by Kellogg Institute for International Studies (Global)

Conducted By : Kellogg Institute for International Studies
October 1 2018   Fellowship   Doctorate (PhD)   Global
 About Visiting Fellowships by Kellogg Institute for International Studies (Global)
  • Visiting Fellowships are being offered since 1983 by Kellogg Institute for International Studies to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars.
  • Visiting Fellowships are offered to scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on democracy or human development. 
  • This widely respected residential program offers fellows some time to pursue scholarly inquiry, advance their personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe.
  • Fellowship Terms: Fellowships are offered for the academic year (August to May) or the fall (August to December) or spring semesters (January to May). 
    • In exceptional cases, two-year postdoctoral visiting fellowships may be offered to one or two applicants per year.
  • Nationality: All Nationalities are eligible to participate
  • Scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on democracy and/or human development
  • Candidates should typically fall in either of the three groups mentioned below:
    • Promising junior and mid-career scholars (typically postdocs and assistant or associate professors)
    • Distinguished senior scholars with an established record of scholarly excellence
    • Accomplished policymakers, journalists, and other practitioners whose knowledge and experience can link policy and scholarship
  • Academic qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a social science discipline or in history
    • In rare of the rare case, the Institute will support applicants with a Ph.D. or its equivalent in other disciplines.
    • Even the eminent scholars and practitioners who do not hold a Ph.D. degree are eligible.
    • Advanced ABD graduate students may apply, but awards are contingent on their having completed the Ph.D. before beginning the fellowship.
  • Eligibility Considerations (for Citizens/Residents not from the US)
    • Advanced English language proficiency is required.
    • Foreign nationals must have a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 Visa
 Reward Description

Visiting Fellowships Reward:

The facilities at the Hesburgh Center are ideal for scholarly research.  Visiting fellows will be provided with:

  • Spacious offices
  • On-site information technology support
  • Personal library services through a branch of the University’s library
  • Use of a variety of campus facilities.

Visiting Fellowships include

  • Stipend
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical insurance benefits
  • Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing

Expectations from the Fellows

  • Residency
  • Presentation
  • Participation
  • Publication
  • Working papers
 Application Process

Visiting Fellowships Application Process:

  • To apply for a Kellogg Institute visiting fellowship, candidates have to visit the official site.
  • Once reached, you will be required to register by creating an account.
  • The last date to apply for the fellowship is October 1, 2018
  • Submission: The complete application process is Online. Hence, you have to submit the application form along with below-mentioned enclosures Online.

Enclosures to be submitted along with the Application form:

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the fellowship and specifying your preferred term of stay
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A research project statement (6–10 double-spaced pages)
  • Project Abstract (150 words max)
  • Short Bio (200-300 words)
  • Three names and email address for letters of recommendation
 Selection Process

Visiting Fellowships Selection Process:

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. A committee composed of Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellows evaluates the applications by adopting the below-mentioned selection criteria:

  • What is the problem being addressed? What is its interest and importance within and beyond the researcher’s field?
  • How does the study relate to the research themes of the Kellogg Institute?
  • What is the quality of the research design, including basic hypotheses, research methodology, and the kinds of data or evidence the researcher is considering?
  • Is the importance and originality of this project clear to someone outside the applicant’s discipline?
  • What are the individual's scholarly record and potential?
  • How much would the researcher be able to complete during his/her time at the Institute?
 Contact Details
  • Address: 130 Hesburgh Ctr, Notre Dame, IN 46556, United States
  • Denise Wright
    • Program Coordinator, Visiting Fellow & Graduate Student Programs
  • Phone: 574/631-8523
  • Email: