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Faculty Development Opportunities

American Political Science Association Fellowships

The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. Since 1953, it has brought select political scientists, journalists, federal employees, health specialists, and other professionals to Capitol Hill to experience Congress at work through fellowship placements on congressional staffs.

American Council of Learned Societie's Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societie's Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships

The fellowships are named for the late Frederick Burkhardt, president emeritus of ACLS, whose decades of work on The Correspondence of Charles Darwin constitute a signal example of dedication to a demanding and ambitious scholarly enterprise. These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences.

Brookings Fellowships
  • Executive Fellowship
    • Prepare yourself for senior leadership positions in your agency by becoming a Brookings Executive Education (BEE) Executive Fellow, a unique “customizable cohort” learning experience. As a BEE Executive Fellow you will attend five cohort courses that ground you in BEE’s research based, award winning paradigm for executive success: Leading Thinking®.
  • Legis Congressional
    • While working on Capitol Hill, you will gain practical congressional insight and return to your organization with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the legislative policymaking process. In addition, you will create an enduring network of valuable contacts on Capitol Hill and throughout many federal agencies—a broad community of policy entrepreneurs.
  • Women’s Leadership
    • The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) is an extraordinary learning journey. You will form close bonds with women leaders across government, building relationships that will support you throughout your career. The program is comprised of three two-day sessions and a two-day capstone. As a new member of the network, the two-day capstone will give you an opportunity to meet alumnae from all past programs to continue to share and build your community of women leaders across agencies.
Chamberlain Project

The Chamberlain Project invites retiring officers to apply for teaching fellowships as they transition out of the force. Participating educational institutions include Amherst College, Barnard College, Bowdoin College, Hamilton College, Lehigh University, Oberlin College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, and Wesleyan University.

Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy

Hellman Fellowships provide an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

The Fellowships Office administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors. These fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce.

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Paris Institute for Advanced Study

Each year, the Paris IAS welcomes globally-recognised visiting scholars with innovative projects in the field of the humanities and social sciences and related disciplines for a five- to ten-month research stay.

Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (EPA)

Fellowships, Scholarships and Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Smithsonian Fellowships

Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students – or granted non-competitively to visiting professionals, students, scientists, or scholars – are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. Smithsonian fellows are generally appointed to terms lasting between 1 to 3 years.

Vanderbilt Robert Penn Warren Visiting Faculty fellowships (Humanities)

This year-long Warren Center Faculty Fellows Seminar will explore innovative scholarly and popular approaches to telling stories emerging from the various humanistic disciplines and consider how these new approaches reframe the politics and ethics of storytelling.

Wilson Center Fellowships

Through an international competition, the Wilson Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.


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