9-month residential fellowships in Wilson Center, United States

The Center offers residential fellowships for 9 months through an international competition. Fellows conduct research and write in their expertise areas while interacting with staff at Washington and the Wilson Center with policymakers. The Center accepts fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world that are non-advocacy, policy-relevant. The deadline for applying is 1 October!

Application Process

The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists, and public intellectuals to participate in its flagship International Fellowship Program and take advantage of the opportunity to participate actively in the national mission of the Center. Every year, the Center awards about 15-20 residential fellowships. Fellows will be affiliated with one or more programs/projects at the Wilson Center and are encouraged to interact with policymakers in Washington, D.C., with staff at the Wilson Center, and other scholars working on similar research and issues.


  • Citizens or permanent residents from any country (applicants from non-US countries must have a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the U.S.). (Learn more about visas.) If you have any questions about your eligibility to obtain a J1 visa, please contact the Center.
  • Women and men with outstanding skills and backgrounds (including academia, business, government, journalism, law, and other professions)
  • At the post-doctoral level, academic candidates must have published a book or monograph beyond the Ph.D. thesis.
  • Practitioners or policymakers with a professional performance equivalent
  • English skills as the Center is designed to encourage fellows to exchange ideas

For more information and apply to this fellowship please visit the official website