Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University


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CDDRL Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowship

Application period closed on January 18, 2014.

The Center welcomes applications from pre-doctoral students at the write-up stage and from post-doctoral scholars working in any of the four program areas of democracy, development, evaluating the efficacy of democracy promotion, and rule of law. Applicants working at the intersection of two or more of these issue areas will receive preferential consideration. The Center expects to award two or more fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Pre-doctoral fellows receive stipends comparable to that awarded by the Stanford Graduate Fellowships program; the Center also pays non-matriculated student tuition for pre-doctoral fellows as required by Stanford University. Post-doctoral fellows receive salaries commensurate with experience and with consideration given to university established minimums for a term period of 9 months. Healthcare and other benefits are also provided as required by Stanford University for both pre- and post doctoral fellows.

Fellows spend the academic year at Stanford University completing their projects, participating in seminars, and interacting with each other and the resident faculty and research staff. The Center facilities on the Stanford campus include offices and cubicles. Fellows have access to other Stanford libraries as well as exercise facilities.

List of Fellows 2003-2014

 

Eligibility

Pre-doctoral fellows must be enrolled currently in a doctoral program or equivalent through the time of intended residency at Stanford, and must be at the dissertation write up (post course work) phase of their doctoral program. Post-doctoral fellows must have earned their PhD within 3 years of the start of the fellowship, or plan to have successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertations by July 31, 2014.

 

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, letter of application of no more than 3 typed pages, current resume, three letters of recommendations, a statement of proposed research (5-10 pages) and a complete set of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). The Center Committee will only review complete files. Notifications will be sent in mid to late-March.

Application Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

 

 

 

 

Fellowship Coordinator
Alice Kada
CDDRL
Encina Hall, C141
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
(650) 724-7197 (voice)
(650) 724-2996 (fax)
akada@stanford.edu