[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: Visiting Research Fellowships, Ctr for Comparative Immigration Studies (San Diego, Calif)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 10 11:52:34 EST 2008

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


Visiting Research Fellowships
Academic Year, 2009-10
Application Deadline: January 15, 2009

 CCIS will offer a limited number of Visiting Research Fellowships at both 
the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels for the 2009-10 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 
is able to award fellowships only to scholars who have a current or former 
affiliation with a University of California campus (as a graduate student, 
faculty member, or researcher). Self-funded Guest Scholars are not required 
to have a UC affiliation. Fellowships must be held in residence at UCSD 
(commuting from outside of San Diego is not permissible).

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. 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 research or 
writing project. The duration of the fellowship is usually 9-10 months, 
although shorter stays are also possible. No summer-only fellowships will be 
awarded, but self-funded Guest Scholars may request appointment for summer 

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 and an 
allowance for health insurance. CCIS fellowships may be supplemented with 
compensation from other fellowships, research grants, sabbatical leaves, or 
other sources.

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or PDF. 
All application materials must be received no later than January 15, 2009 
for fellowships to be held during the 2009-10 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 March 2009.

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. 

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