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The Wilson Center Program

The Wilson Center Program


-- Please note: this program has been discontinued --

The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships enable outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related relations between Central Europe and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow is integrated into the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Fellows Program and activities of its Global Europe Program. The Fellow is expected to complete a research paper during the period of residence according to the terms of the assignment entered into with the Foundation.

The Fellow shall use their time to focus on their proposed research project; present their research at ''work-in-progress'' seminars with peers; be engaged in Center activities; host meetings; help design and participate in relevant conferences and study projects; and share their work with policy professionals and other scholars in the Center network.

Applicants for Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, be fluent in English, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to those who are no more than 6 years beyond completing their dissertation, although others are also eligible. Strong preference will be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austrian institutions, although the Fellowship is open to candidates of other nationalities as well. Candidates shall have demonstrated capacity for first class analytic work, both theoretical and applied, of publication standard.

Each Fellow will enter into a research assignment with the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and will receive a monthly stipend of up to $6,667; an office with computer; Internet access and voicemail; access to the Woodrow Wilson Center’s library and other facilities. Each Fellow is expected to take care of his/her travel, accommodation, health care coverage and living expenses.