Through an international competition, the 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.
The 2016-2017 Fellowship Competition is now closed.
Why should I apply?
“The Wilson Center is a place that has a strong culture of social, moral, and intellectual support. It seems hard to imagine that such a place exists, and am honored to have lived the dream. Keep it going. We certainly need it, to write, think, and excel.”
"The variety and caliber of the other Fellows, and of the Wilson Center staff and scholars, made this year a true delight. It has been one of the most enjoyable of my career, and in fact has energized my work for years to come.”