The Center awards approximately 15-20 residential fellowships each year. Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the Wilson Center programs/projects and are encouraged to interact with policy makers in Washington, D.C., with Wilson Center staff, and other scholars who are working on similar research and topics.
The Center offers a stipend of $90,000 for a nine-month fellowship. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and travel expenses.
- Candidates are citizens or permanent residents from any country. Applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States;
- Women and men with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including academia, business, government, journalism, law, and other professions);
- Academic candidates must be at the post-doctoral level and have published a book or monograph beyond the Ph.D. dissertation.