[URBANTH-L]ANN: Visiting Research Fellowships, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sun Oct 16 21:31:29 EDT 2005

The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California,
San Diego

Visiting Research Fellowships
Academic Year, 2006-2007

CCIS will offer a limited number of Visiting Research Fellowships at both
the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels for the 2006-07 academic year. These
awards are to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of
international migration and refugee flows, in any of the social sciences,
history, law, and comparative literature. Due to funding constraints, CCIS
will be able to award fellowships for the 2006-07 academic year only to
scholars who have a current or former affiliation to a University of
California campus (as a student, faculty member, or researcher). Non-stipend
Guest Scholars are not required to have a UC affiliation. CCIS fellowships
must be held in residence at UCSD (commuting arrangements from outside of
San Diego cannot be permitted).

Visiting Research Fellows are provided with shared office space and a
computer, as well as full access to all UCSD academic, institutional, and
recreational resources. They benefit from interaction in a supportive,
interdisciplinary community of scholars and have multiple opportunities to
present their research at seminars and participate in writer's and academic
professionalization workshops.

Predoctoral applicants are expected to finish writing their dissertations
during their fellowship tenure. Recent postdoctoral applicants can request
support to turn a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or to prepare
shorter publications based on the dissertation project. More senior scholars
can propose any major research or writing project. The duration of the
fellowship is usually 9-10 months, although shorter stays may also be
possible. No summer-only fellowships will be awarded.

For the current academic year, stipends are $2,250 per month for predoctoral
fellows and $3,000 - $4,000 per month for recent postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D.
received within the last 6 years) depending on seniority. Stipends for more
senior scholars are negotiable. Fellows will also receive full UCSD employee
benefits. CCIS fellowships may be supplemented with compensation from other
fellowships, research grants, sabbatical leaves, or other sources. Some CCIS
fellows may be requested to teach a one-quarter (10-week) course in a UCSD

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or PDF
(http://www.ccis-ucsd.org/Programs/Fellowship_App06.pdf). All application
materials must be received no later than January 16, 2006 for fellowships to
be held during the 2006-07 academic year. Candidates will be evaluated by a
committee of CCIS faculty research associates and finalists will be
interviewed by CCIS academic staff. Final decisions will be made by early

Scholars whose work deals with Mexican migration to the United States can
apply jointly to CCIS and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (application
forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the USMEX website at
www.usmex.ucsd.edu). They should submit separate applications to each

Individuals with their own extramural funding may apply to become CCIS Guest
Scholars. The application form is the same as for a Visiting Research
Fellowship and may be submitted at any time. Guest Scholars receive the same
privileges as Visiting Research Fellows.

If you have any questions about the Visiting Research Fellows Program,
please contact Gaku Tsuda (ttsuda at ucsd.edu), Associate Director of CCIS
(tel.#: 858 822-0526).

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