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Global Fellows Program Application Instructions

The UCLA International Institute will appoint an inaugural group of up to ten Post-Doctoral Fellows to commence residence on 1 September 2003.

Geoffrey Garrett Email Geoffrey Garrett

About half the initial group of Fellowships will be awarded for one year, the other half for two years. Fellows will be drawn from the arts and humanities (including literary studies and philosophy), the natural sciences (including engineering, medicine, and public health), and the social sciences (including law, public policy, and management). The base stipend for each Fellow will be $50,000.

Structure of the Program

Global Fellows will pursue their own research and are expected to produce working papers, journal articles, and books - or works in other media - during their tenure at UCLA. Fellows will meet for weekly luncheon seminars with a distinguished and multidisciplinary group of up to six Senior Fellows, each of whom will be a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, or a comparably distinguished group (e.g., alumni of the Wissenschaftskolleg). Senior Fellows will also offer informal mentoring to Global Fellows. Among the Senior Fellows who have already agreed to serve are Robert Boyd (Anthropology), Robert Goldberg (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology), Michael Heim (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Lynn Hunt (History), and Edward Leamer (Management and Economics). A small, highly select, and similarly multidisciplinary group of UCLA doctoral candidates - not more than ten - will be appointed as Associate Fellows and will join many of the seminar sessions. In addition to presentations from the Global Fellows themselves (see below), the luncheon seminars will also invite distinguished scholars, from inside and outside the University of California, to present work-in-progress.

The Global Fellows will have their own offices. Computer facilities, including LAN connections to the Internet, will be provided. Program staff will assist in finding affordable housing near to UCLA.

Obligations of the Fellowship

Each Global Fellow will commit to remain in residence throughout the period of the Fellowship, to attend the weekly seminars, and to make a formal presentation to the seminar on the progress of her or his research at least once each year. Fellows will also be expected to cultivate good relations with members of their "home" UCLA academic departments; and will be required, as a condition of their appointment, to offer a one-quarter seminar based on their research.

Prerequisites and Selection Criteria

Candidates will only be considered if they received their Ph.D.s (or equivalent) between 1 January 1996 and 1 January 2003. UCLA faculty members are not eligible for global fellowships. Applicants may be from any discipline, provided only that their work is relevant to the concerns of the International Institute (see below). There is no citizenship requirement. Successful applicants will be of the highest intellectual caliber and will be doing pathbreaking work, preferably of multidisciplinary interest, on (or with obvious relevance to) the cultural, economic, social, and political dynamics of the contemporary world. Among the topics of particular interest to the Institute are:

  • New forms of governance and co-ordination, whether in the governmental, non-governmental, or private spheres
  • Security concerns that transcend traditional interstate conflict
  • The causes and consequences of globalization
  • Transnational cultures and multiple identities (or resistance to these trends)
  • Public health, the environment, and economic development.

Application and Selection Procedures

Applications and nominations should be submitted, on-line, between 1 October 2002 and 1 November 2002. Submissions received after 1 November 2002 will not be considered. Those who are unable to submit on-line may request written forms by any of the avenues listed below under "Further Information and Inquiries." Applications must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a short abstract of the dissertation, a statement of proposed research (max. 10 pages double-spaced), a writing sample, and three references. Applicants will be asked to indicate whether they are applying for a one-year or a two-year Fellowship, and the statement of proposed research should justify this choice. No Citizenship requirements.

Applications will be vetted preliminarily in consultation with the relevant academic Department(s) at UCLA. Final selection will be by a committee that includes the Vice-Provost, the Director, and the Senior Fellows. Finalists may be invited, at the discretion of the selection committee, to a personal interview at UCLA. The names of the Global Fellows should be announced, and formal invitations extended, by 15 December 2002.

Please note that Letters of recommendation should not be mailed in. Please instruct your recommenders to follow instructions they will receive in email from us. All recommendations should be sumitted on-line or via email.

Further information and inquiries

More detailed inquiries may be submitted by e-mailing,

by telephoning 310-825-4921, or by writing to:

Global Fellows Program
UCLA International Institute
11349 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487.

Global Fellows Director: Ronald Rogowski, Professor of Political Science Professor of Political Science

Vice Provost, UCLA International Institute: Geoffrey Garrett, Professor of Political Science


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