Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Rhode Island, United States|
The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University seeks to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. As part of an exciting new phase of growth, the Institute is launching a new postdoctoral fellows program in its core research areas: security, development, and governance. We invite applications from exceptional early career scholars from across the social sciences whose work contributes to one or more of these research areas. Successful candidates will join a growing interdisciplinary community of scholars at the Institute engaged in theoretically and substantively important research that seeks to understand and address some of today's great challenges in ways that are both academically rigorous and relevant to the world. Watson Postdoctoral Fellows receive two years of support, which need not be consecutive, and have access to all facilities at Brown University as well as regular opportunities to engage with faculty and other researchers across the University. During their appointments, fellows are expected to complete research projects, are required to be in residence for most of their tenure, and may undertake additional training. In addition, postdoctoral fellows will teach one course per year in the relevant academic department. Eligibility and terms The fellowship competition is open to candidates from the social sciences, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology. Scholars of all nationalities who received PhDs within three years of the application deadline are eligible to apply. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the two-year appointment, unless approval for research-related travel is obtained in advance. Fellows will participate in monthly seminars and other regular events with faculty and scholars at Brown and nearby institutions. Watson Postdoctoral Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus a health insurance subsidy. Additional funding for conference-related travel and other research expenses is available, and the Watson Institute will host one book conference for each fellow. Candidates selected to be a Watson Postdoctoral Fellow who have not completed their dissertations by July 1, 2014, will be paid a reduced salary until the dissertation is completed. Application procedures The following materials must be submitted by November 15, 2013, to the application portal (http://apply.interfolio.com/23029): • A brief cover letter stating the applicant's academic field, area of specialization, and a short summary of the proposed work during the fellowship period • An up-to-date curriculum vitae • A statement describing the applicant's proposed research for the duration of the fellowship: this may entail the completion of a dissertation or preparation of a book manuscript for publication, but should also include a summary of the research questions, goals, and methodological approaches of additional research. The statement should not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and supplemental material. • An official copy of each graduate transcript • Three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant’s research, ideally from his or her discipline Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Awards will be announced in January, 2014.
|Contact:||For further information regarding the Watson Institute Fellows Program, please visit the Watson Institute website (watson.brown.edu) or contact: Professor Richard M. Locke Howard R. Swearer Director Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies Brown University 111 Thayer Street, Box 1970 Providence, RI 02912 +1 401.863.3596 firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Peter Andreas Associate Director Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies Brown University 111 Thayer Street, Box 1970 Providence, RI 02912 +1 401.863.3596 email@example.com|
|Primary Category:||Social Sciences
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies