Deadline: March 1, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the 2012 Quebec Junior Scholar Program. A junior scholar from Quebec will be selected to carry out advanced policyoriented research and writing designed to bridge the gap between the academic and policy communities.
The Woodrow Wilson Center
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was established by an Act of Congress in 1968 as the national, living memorial honoring President Woodrow Wilson. The Center provides an essential link between the policy and academic communities by creating programs and communication opportunities that examine facts on current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world in a new light. It is non-partisan/non-advocacy institution supported by both public and private funds.
- This competition is open to Canadian citizens resident in Quebec and currently attending Quebec universities. Candidates must be currently pursuing archival and other research on issues related to Quebec-U.S. relations, Canada-U.S. relations, or on a U.S. policy issue.
- Competition for the Quebec Junior Scholars Program is open to anyone currently pursuing a Ph.D., presently working on a doctoral dissertation, as well as those who have recently completed a doctoral dissertation.
- The Junior Scholar must be able to hold a valid passport and J-1 visa and is required to have health insurance; the Wilson Center can suggest insurance companies that can provide the appropriate health insurance.
- Applicants must be proficient in both written and spoken English in order to take full advantage of the National Archives, the Library of Congress, Presidential Libraries, and other research opportunities in the United States.
Selection of the successful candidate will be based on the following criteria:
a) significance of the proposed research, including the importance and originality of the project;
b) quality of the proposal in definition, organization, clarity, and scope;
c) capabilities and achievements of the applicant; and
d) relevance of the project to contemporary policy issues.
A panel of outside experts will have responsibility for reviewing applications and making
recommendations for appointment to the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Director, President, and CEO.
Procedures and Deadline for Applications
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically email@example.com or by fax to the Quebec Junior Scholar Program at 202-691-4001:
a) a brief (3-5 single-spaced pages) description of the proposed research project, its scholarly contribution, and its policy relevance. Project descriptions should include:
• a detailed explanation of the research topic;
• discussion of the project’s originality;
• discussion of the methods, approaches, sources, and materials to be used, and the
importance of Washington-area resources; and
• discussion of the significance of the project as well as its relevance to contemporary
Quebec-U.S.- or Canada-U.S.-related policy issues;
b) a current C.V. or resume;
c) proof of residence in Quebec;
d) two letters of recommendation, preferably not from the same institution.
Applicants should request that the two letters of recommendation be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to the Quebec Junior Scholar Program at 202-691-4001. Recommendation letters should address the quality of the research proposal; the significance of the proposed research; the capabilities and achievements of the applicant; the relevance of the project to contemporary Quebec-related policy issues; and the applicant’s facility with written and spoken English.