FELLOWSHIPS - THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION


SPONSOR: The Brookings Institution
PURPOSE: The fellowships are designed for doctoral candidates whose
dissertation topics are directly related to public policy issues and
thus to the major interests of the Institution.

DEADLINE:  December 15, 1999 (nominations)
           February 15, 2000 (applications)

SUMMARY: Below please find three separate opportunities concerning 
economic studies, foreign policy studies and governmental studies.

Economic Studies Program
The Brookings Institution will award a limited number of resident
fellowships for policy-oriented predoctoral research in economic studies
during the coming academic year. The fellowships are designed for
doctoral candidates whose dissertation topics are directly related to
public policy issues and thus to the major interests of the Institution.
They will be awarded to scholars whose research will benefit from access
to the data, opportunities for interviewing, and consultation with
senior staff members afforded by the Brookings Institution and by
residence in Washington, DC. The fellowships are designated the Arthur
M. Okun Memorial Fellowship and the Leo Model Fellowship. 

The fellowships carry a stipend of $17,500, payable on a twelve-month
basis, for eleven months of research in residence at Brookings and one
month of vacation. Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, most if not all
of this stipend will probably be taxable income. The Institution will
provide supplementary assistance for copying and other essential
research requirements in an amount not to exceed $600, reimbursement
for transportation, up to $500, for research-related travel, plus some
access to computer facilities. The Fellows chosen will be expected to
pursue their research at the Brookings Institution beginning on or about
September 1 through August 31. 

Eligibility
Candidates must be nominated by a graduate department; sponsorship by
individual faculty members cannot substitute for the formal designation
of the department. Departments should nominate no more than two persons,
who should have completed the preliminary examinations for the doctorate
not later than February 15. As an equal opportunity employer, the
Institution particularly encourages the participation of women and
members of minority groups. 

Procedure
Candidates are nominated by letters addressed to Barry Bosworth,
Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts
Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036-2188. Nominations must be received not
later than December 15. The Institution will communicate directly with
the nominees, who will be asked to complete application forms and to
secure statements from their references. Nominees must submit their
completed applications by February 15 in order to become candidates.
Candidates will be notified of decisions on their applications in mid-March.

Specifics
Candidates should be prepared to submit research plans for completion
of their doctoral dissertations. Essential criteria for the award are
relevance of the topic to the research programs of Brookings and
evidence that the research will be facilitated by access to the
Institution's resources or to federal government agencies. Current
research in Economic Studies includes the general fields of economic
growth, international economics, human resources, industrial
organization, regulation, public finance, monetary economics, and
economic stabilization. Candidates interested in other topics will be
considered when it can be shown that their stay at Brookings would be
mutually advantageous. 

Fellows may participate in appropriate staff conferences and seminars
of the Institution and have access to the research resources available
to resident staff members. Outstanding dissertations will be considered
for publication by Brookings. 

Fellows are protected by the Institution's health insurance policies
during the period of their appointment. 

For further information contact Mark Steese at (202) 797-6127.
 
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Foreign Policy Studies Program
The Brookings Institution will award a limited number of resident
fellowships for policy-oriented predoctoral research in foreign policy
studies during the coming academic year. The fellowships are designed
for doctoral candidates whose dissertation topics are directly related
to public policy issues and thus to the major interests of the
Institution. They will be awarded to scholars whose research will
benefit from access to the data, opportunities for interviewing, and
consultation with senior staff members afforded by the Brookings
Institution and by residence in Washington, DC.

The fellowships carry a stipend of $17,500, payable on a twelve-month
basis, for eleven months of research in residence at Brookings and one
month of vacation. This amount is scheduled to increase soon. Under the
Tax Reform Act of 1986, most if not all of this stipend will probably
be taxable income. The Institution will provide supplementary assistance
for copying and other essential research requirements in an amount not
to exceed $600, reimbursement for transportation, up to $500, for
research-related travel, plus some access to computer facilities. The
Fellows chosen will be expected to pursue their research at the
Brookings Institution beginning on or about September 1 through August 31. 

Eligibility
Candidates must be nominated by a graduate department; sponsorship by
individual faculty members cannot substitute for the formal designation
of the department. Departments should nominate no more than two persons.
Candidates at any stage of their dissertation research are encouraged to
apply. As an equal opportunity employer, the Institution particularly
encourages the participation of women and members of minority groups.

Procedure
Candidates are nominated by letters addressed to Michael O'Hanlon,
Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, 1775
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036-2188. Nominations must be
received no later than December 15. The Institution will communicate
directly with the nominees, who will be asked to complete application
forms and to secure statements from their references. Nominees must
submit their completed applications by February 15 in order to become
candidates. Candidates will be notified of decisions on their
applications in mid-April.

Specifics
Candidates should be prepared to submit research plans for completion
of their doctoral dissertations. Essential criteria for the award are
relevance of the topic to the research programs of Brookings and
evidence that the research will be facilitated by access to the
Institution's resources or to federal government agencies. Current
research places special emphasis on security policy and international
economic issues and focuses on most major regions of the world
(countries of special interest include China, Japan, Russia, France,
and Iraq). Research in each area examines both the substance of key
issues and the processes by which they are resolved in and among
governments. Candidates interested in other topics will be considered
when it can be shown that their stay at Brookings would be mutually
advantageous.

Fellows may participate in appropriate staff conferences and seminars
of the Institution and have access to the research resources available
to resident staff members. Outstanding dissertations will be considered
for publication by Brookings. 

Fellows are protected by the Institution's health insurance policies
during the period of their appointment. 

Graduate departments that may be uncertain about the relevance of a
potential nominee's work or any other questions related to the program
are invited to make a preliminary inquiry to Tara Miller
(tel.: 202/797-6169; fax: 202/797-6003). 
 
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Governmental Studies Program
The Brookings Institution will award a limited number of resident
fellowships for policy-oriented predoctoral research in governmental
studies during the coming academic year. The fellowships are designed
for doctoral candidates whose dissertation topics are directly related
to public policy issues and thus to the major interests of the
Institution. They will be awarded to scholars whose research will
benefit from access to the data, opportunities for interviewing, and
consultation with senior staff members afforded by the Brookings
Institution and by residence in Washington, DC. One of the fellowships
is designated the Robert W. Hartley Memorial Fellowship. 

The fellowships carry a stipend of $17,500, payable on a twelve-month
basis, for eleven months of research in residence at Brookings and one
month of vacation. Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, most if not all
of this stipend will probably be taxable income. The Institution will
provide supplementary assistance for copying and other essential
research requirements in an amount not to exceed $600, reimbursement up
to $500 for research-related travel, plus some access to computer
facilities. The Fellows chosen will be expected to pursue their
research at the Brookings Institution beginning on or about September 1
through August 31. 

Eligibility
Candidates must be nominated by a graduate department; sponsorship by
individual faculty members cannot substitute for the formal designation
of the department. Departments should nominate no more than two
persons, who should have completed the preliminary examinations for the
doctorate not later than February 15. As an equal opportunity employer,
the Institution particularly encourages the participation of women and
members of minority groups. 

Procedure
Candidates are nominated by letters addressed to R. Kent Weaver,
Governmental Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, 1775
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036-2188. Nominations must be
received not later than December 15. Nominations should be chosen from
among the nominating department's present or recent graduate students,
including those now teaching elsewhere who have not completed their
dissertations. The letters of nomination should describe briefly the
process by which the nominees were selected. 

The Institution will communicate directly with the nominees, who will
be asked to complete application forms and to secure statements from
their references. Nominees must submit their completed applications by
February 15 in order to become candidates. Candidates will be notified
of decisions on their applications in mid-March. 

Specifics
Candidates should be prepared to submit research plans for completion
of their doctoral dissertations. Essential criteria for the award are
relevance of the topic to the research programs of Brookings and
evidence that the research will be facilitated by access to the
Institution's resources or to federal government agencies. Current
research in Governmental Studies includes studies of American political
institutions and processes, and economic and social policy. Graduate
departments that may be uncertain about the relevance of a potential
nominee's work are invited to make a preliminary inquiry to Dr. Weaver
(tel: 202/797-6054; fax: 202/797-6144; e-mail: Kweaver@brook.edu). 

Fellows may participate in appropriate staff conferences and seminars
of the Institution and have access to the research resources available
to resident staff members. Outstanding dissertations will be considered
for publication by Brookings. 

Fellows are protected by the Institution's health insurance policies
during the period of their appointment.

CONTACT:
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 797-6000 
Fax:   (202) 797-6004

Website: http://www.brook.edu/admin/fellowships.htm#TOP_OF_ECON

KEYWORDS:

Keycode Keyword
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0408000 Economics
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0505025 Graduate Education
0408007 International Economics
0412003 Government Studies
041200A All Political Science
0408011 Political Economics & Economy
0412000 Political Science
0408013 Economic Stabilization
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0112027 China (People's Republic)
0112070 Japan
0112157 Russia
0112045 France
0112064 Iraq

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