[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: International Fellows in Urban Studies
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Mon Oct 23 21:19:45 EDT 2006
INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS IN URBAN STUDIES
Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is the primary social
science policy research and teaching arm of the Johns Hopkins University.
Located on the Homewood campus of the University, IPS straddles the two
worlds of thought and action.
Positions as Junior Fellows are available to graduate students and young
professionals below the age of 35 who are involved in urban studies
research. Junior Fellows usually spend eight months (two academic semesters)
at IPS, beginning in September of each year. Junior Fellows conduct a
research project with cross-cultural implications related to their specific
interests in urban studies and to the program's focus on cities' growth,
decline, revitalization, and the welfare of urban residents. They also may
audit one or more graduate courses each semester from the offerings of Johns
Positions as Senior Fellows are open to individuals 30 and over who are
involved in urban studies research or are senior level practitioners. Senior
Fellows usually spend a period of four months (one academic semester) at
Hopkins commencing in either September or late January. Alternative
schedules can be accomodated, including sabbatical years, summer
fellowships, and other months. Senior Fellows conduct a specific research
project with cross-cultural implications related to their specific interests
in urban studies and to the program's focus on cities' growth, decline,
revitalization, and the welfare of urban residents. Senior Fellow
responsibilities may also involve presenting lectures and seminars to the
Candidates must have demonstrated a high degree of experience and
professional competence in urban studies research or urban policy practice.
Candidates are expected to have attained a university diploma equivalent to
the American Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and to be capable of
carrying out independent research and inquiry. A high degree of English
fluency is required as demonstrated by a score of 600 or higher on the TOEFL
There are no restrictions as to nationality (except that U.S. citizens are
excluded from eligibility). Fellows are strongly encouraged to attend the
annual International Fellows in Urban Studies Conference prior to their
fellowship year and are warmly invited to participate in subsequent annual
Application and Selection
All applicants for the International Fellows in Urban Studies Program should
complete the application form. Applicants must submit a proposal of no more
than 2,000 words describing the research project they will undertake while
at the Institute for Policy Studies. This research proposal is a key factor
for award. The proposal must cover the following five topics:
the policy issue to be addressed;
the policy significance of the topic;
the relevance of the topic to the city of Baltimore as well as
the methodology; and
the schedule for accomplishing the project within the time frame of the U.S.
visit. The proposal should be typed, double-spaced, using 12-point typeface.
Applicants are required to submit the research proposal, two letters of
recommendation from urban policy leaders and/or scholars, a resume or
curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of career or educational plans.
Applicants should indicate their intention to compete for either a Senior or
Junior level position and should also indicate other sources of funding for
the fellowship. All of these materials should be submitted to the
International Fellows in Urban Studies Program, Institute for Policy
Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Wyman Park Building, 3400 N. Charles
Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, U.S.A. Attention: Marsha R. B. Schachtel.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To be eligible for September
acceptance, applications should be submitted by April 30. To be eligible for
January acceptance, applications should be submitted by August 31.
Applications may also be completed online. Hard copies of recommendation
letters are required. Applications are available at the IPS website:
This is a competitive award program. Selection criteria include the policy
relevance and significance of the proposed research, the feasibility of
completing it within the time frame, and its relationship to the interests
and expertise of Institute faculty. A committee of urban studies scholars
will make the selection of fellowship recipients. Applicants will be
notified within 30 days of submission of all required application materials.
For additional information, please contact:
Institute for Policy Studies
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218-2696
Telephone: (410) 516-7174
Fax: (410) 516-8233
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