2020 Wilson Center Latin American Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Americas Fellowship Program
Deadline: September 30, 2019.
What is the path to a resilient and sustainable future for the region? What concrete measures can be taken to protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce the consumption of finite resources, promote energy, infrastructure, and transportation efficiency, as well as promote resilience and adaptation to climate change? The Vidanta Foundation and Wilson Center’s Latin American Program are pleased to issue a call for applications to conduct research about and propose concrete solutions to the range of environmental threats faced by countries of the hemisphere. The residential fellowship will begin in January 2020.
Citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean who reside in the region are encouraged to focus their applications on innovative projects and public policies that will address one or more of the region’s urgent environmental challenges. The goal of the fellowship is to explore and highlight evidence-based initiatives that have shown promising results and have the potential to be adopted on a wider scale in the region.
- Applicants must be citizens of any Latin American or Caribbean country and currently reside in the region.
- Applicants must hold a valid passport and be eligible to obtain a J-1 visa.
- We welcome applications from outstanding women and men from a wide variety of backgrounds, including business, civil society, academia, journalism, and other professions.
- Former government officials are eligible but current officials are not.
- A command of spoken English is necessary since the center encourages the exchange of ideas among its fellows and with the broader Washington policy community.
- Applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience. The fellowship is not open to current students or to those working on a Master’s-level or doctoral dissertation.
- The residential fellowship will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Each fellow is assigned a furnished office available to him or her every day around the clock.
- The center is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., and includes conference rooms, a reference library, and a dining room. The building is a smoke-free environment.
- The Wilson Center Library provides loan privileges with the Library of Congress and access to digital resources, its book and journal collections, and to university and special libraries in the area, and other research facilities.
- Windows-based personal computers are provided, and each fellow is offered a part-time research assistant.
- Although fellows are responsible for locating their own housing in the Washington, D.C. area, the Center provides written materials to help facilitate the search process, if desired.
- Fellows are provided with a monthly stipend and are required to purchase health insurance unless they have a medical plan that covers them while in the United States. The fellowship includes round-trip airfare in economy class.
Application materials should be submitted in English in the order listed below within a single PDF file:
1. A current CV indicating educational and professional background, nationality, date of birth, and contact information (address, email, and telephone number). Only the first three pages of an applicant’s CV will be accepted.
2. A project proposal not to exceed five double-spaced, typed pages, using a 12-point font.
3. A short bibliography (optional and not to exceed one page) for the project that includes relevant print or on-line sources.
4. An indication of why residency at the Center will be beneficial to the project.
5. The names and contact information for two references, with an indication of how they know the applicant.
Please make your project clear to individuals outside your own field and explain its practical significance. Applications that are not in English or submitted in a single PDF file will not be accepted.