Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to propose fellowships in areas that interest them.
They must present a strong rationale for the topic of their proposed fellowship.
Areas of particular interest to the Institute include Burma, India, North Africa, Venezuela, and Southeast Asia, but candidates may seek fellowships in any country.
Fellowships are for self-designed, independent study only. Candidates must be under 36 years of age.
Candidates must show that a proposed fellowship holds promise to enrich public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends.
The fellowships are primarily writing grants.
The Institute provides full financial support for its fellows and their immediate families.
Fellows are required to write and submit monthly reports, or newsletters, to the executive director.
The Institute provides fellows with sufficient funding to allow them and their families to live in good health and reasonable comfort and to fulfill the purposes of the fellowship.
Applicants must have a good command of written and spoken English and must have completed the current phase of their formal education.
Fellows are not permitted to engage in overtly political activities during their fellowship.
Those interested in applying for an Institute of Current World Affairs fellowship should write an initial letter of interest to Executive Director Steven Butler, explaining the personal background and professional experience that would qualify them for the fellowship they have in mind.
They should describe the activities they would like to carry out during two years overseas and enclose a resume or curriculum vitae.
Select candidates will be invited to submit a more detailed application.
Deadline: March 1