Woodrow Wilson International Center – Scholarships for Pakistan at USA 2014-2015

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan announce the 2014-2015 competition for the Wilson Center’s Pakistan Scholar Program. The awardee (successful applicants) will spend 9 month at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. They will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing during the residence. The Woodrow Wilson Int’l Center for Scholars is Washington’s independent, wide-ranging, non-partisan institute for advanced research where vital current issues and their historical and cultural background are explored through research and dialogue.

Study in: Washington D.C., USA
Host Institution: Woodrow Wilson International Center
Course Level: Postgraduate
Course Starts: September 2014

CLOSING DATE: March 15, 2014

 

Field of Study(s):

It is important that applicants are currently pursuing research on key public policy issues facing Pakistan, research designed to bridge the gap between the academic and the policy making worlds.

Target Group:

This fellowship, which announces each year, dedicated to Pakistani Scholar.

Number of Awards:

A Pakistan Scholar, who must be from, and based in, Pakistan, will be selected every year.

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be completely fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Men and women who are from, and based in, Pakistan
  • Candidates will be accepted from individuals in academia, business, journalism, government, law, and related professions.
  • Candidates must be currently pursuing research on key public policy issues facing Pakistan
  • Candidates have at least eight years of professional/research experience. Preference will be given to whom have published scholarly books or substantial articles in academic or policy-related journals or newspapers.
  • Candidates expected to possess the terminal degree in their field. For academics, such as university professors, the terminal degree generally means a Ph.D; for journalists or businesspeople, it could well be a B.A.

What does it cover:

The scholarship/fellowship provide $5,000 per month for each Pakistan Scholars. The Wilson Center will also support a portion of health insurance premiums for the scholar, and provide assistance for travel from Pakistan. The scholars will be provided with comfortable work space, a Windows-based computer, and a part-time research assistant (if feasible).

The awardee scholars will be in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center for the U.S. academic year, September 2014 – May 2015.

How to apply:

Prepare these following documents:

  • Completed this Application Form.
  • Write a brief (3-5 single-spaced pages) description of the proposed research project, its scholarly contribution, and its policy relevance. Project descriptions should include:
    • a detailed explanation of the research topic;
    • discussion of the project’s originality;
    • discussion of the methods, sources, approaches, and materials to be used, and, the importance of Washington-area resources (if appropriate); and
    • discussion of the significance of the project and its relevance to contemporary Pakistan-related policy issues.
  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV). or resume
  • two letters of recommendation
    Recommendation letters must address the quality of the research proposal; the significance of the proposed research; the capabilities and achievements of the applicant; and the relevance of the project to contemporary Pakistan-related policy issues.

Submit the completed documents to the address given (snail mail), and electronically to ruhail@lucky-cement.com by March 15, 2014.

Fellowship Fund For Pakistan

Attention: Mr. Ruhail Thobhani
c/o Lucky Cement Ltd.
6-A, Mohammad Ali Housing Society
Karachi 75350 Pakistan

Source & further information on Woodrow Wilson Scholarship/Fellowship for Pakistan 2014/2015:

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/pakistan-scholar-program-2012-2013-information-and-application

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