[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships, Princeton University

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Mon Oct 2 16:15:24 EDT 2006

From: Erum A. Syed (erum at Princeton.EDU) 

 Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships

The University Center invites applications from all disciplines for Laurance
S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. These fellowships will be awarded for
the academic year 2007-08 to outstanding scholars and teachers interested in
devoting a year in residence at Princeton writing about ethics and human

A central activity for the Fellows is participation with University Center
faculty members in a Fellows Seminar to discuss work in progress. Fellows
are also invited to participate in other activities, including seminars,
colloquia, and public lectures. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone Library
and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants
typically have a doctorate or a professional postgraduate degree and cannot
be in the process of writing a dissertation.

Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their academic year
salaries (not exceeding a maximum stipend set each fall) for the fellowship
period, which extends from September 1 to July 1. The Fellows' home
institutions are expected to provide at least half of their salaries in
addition to all benefits. A selection committee of University Center faculty
evaluates applicants on the basis of:

* The significance of their proposed  research and its relevance to
the purposes of the University Center;   
* The quality of their previous  research and their ability to benefit
from the activities of the University  Center; 
* The contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the
future through teaching and writing about  ethics and human values. 

For some fellowships preference may be given to applicants with research
interests in the broad area of the Democracy and Human Values Project; see
www.princeton.edu/~uchv/dhvp.html  . 

How to apply:

For Fellowships beginning in September 2007, applicants must submit all of
the following to be received by November 1, 2006:

1. A curriculum vitae; 
2. A scholarly paper written in the past  three years; 
3. A statement (no more than 1,500  words) describing the proposed
research project; 
4. An online information summary  form; 
5. Three letters of reference (at least  one from someone who was not a
dissertation supervisor) sent directly to the  University Center by November
1, 2006; 
6. A confidential statement on a  separate sheet that indicates the
applicant's salary for the current academic  year, what financial support
their home institution and other sources are  likely to provide, and what
support they are likely to need from the  University Center.  This
confidential information will not be presented  to the faculty committee. 

All materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November
1, 2006. The Selection Committee begins reviewing applications immediately,
and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be made
by March 1, 2007.   

All application materials must be mailed to:
Rockefeller Fellowships
University Center for Human Values
Princeton University
5 Ivy Lane 
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 

Princeton University is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action
employer.  For information about applying to Princeton, please link to:
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm  .

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