Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program 2017 for Young Scholars

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Application Deadline: April 30th 2017

The Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program, funded by the Harry & Helen Gray Culture and Politics Program and directed by Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, is designed to bring two younger scholars or practitioners working on reconciliation themes concerning Germany and Japan to AICGS for a research stay of six weeks. The fellowship includes a stipend of $4,500, transportation to and from Washington, research expenses, and office space at the Institute.

Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute’s email newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. AICGS will also provide the opportunity for a public presentation of the fellows’ work to the broader Washington policy community.


Qualifications and Applications Procedure:

1. Applicants must be citizens of Germany or of other European countries; citizens of Japan, China, or the Republic of Korea working on German or Japanese international reconciliation.

2. Applicants should be no older than 40 years at the time of application.

3. The fellowship is open to practitioners as well as to PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows.

4. All application materials MUST be received by AICGS by the deadline in order to be considered for fellowships in the specified period.

Application Procedure:

There is no formal application form. To apply for the Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program, please submit the following materials:

a. a brief cover letter (please indicate your citizenship in the cover letter and how you have heard about the fellowship);
b. a curriculum vitae;
c. a project proposal (5-7 pages, double-spaced) outlining in clear, concise terms the substantive thrust of the research and its relevance to the fellowship’s mission; and
d. two recent letters of reference (professional or academic references).

Application Deadline:

For 2017: April 30, 2017
Please note that fellows must be in residence at AICGS during the period of the fellowship, August 1 – September 15, 2017. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be granted.

Visa Requirements:

If selected as an AICGS Reconciliation Fellow, foreign nationals must be eligible for and obtain a J-1 visa from a U.S. consulate or embassy at their home country. Applicants should be aware that, due to U.S. immigration regulations, J-1 visas may be subject to the two-year rule, which prohibits individuals from returning to the United States on certain types of visa for a period of two years upon completion of their fellowship at AICGS. (Please contact the U.S. Embassy in your home country for further information on the two-year stipulation.)  AICGS will provide detailed information about the visa process once a fellow has been selected.

Please send all application packets via e-mail to:

Susanne Dieper, Director of Programs and Grants, sdieper@aicgs.org
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship Program 2017

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