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2010 Ford Foundation Visiting Fellowship

Foreign Policy

There is one 2010 Ford Foundation Visiting Fellowship. Applications are due March 31, 2010.


The Brookings Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World is seeking applications for the 2010 Ford Foundation Visiting Fellowship. Since its inception in 2002, the Visiting Fellows Program has sought to upgrade scholarship on relations between and understanding among researchers, policymakers, and the wider public in the U.S. and the Muslim world.

The Visiting Fellows Program is designed to bring the most knowledgeable and experienced analysts from Muslim communities and states to Washington. The intent of the program is to promote a positive dialogue between the U.S. and the Islamic world and generate a deeper understanding of the critical issues that face us together. Visiting Fellows will be expected to (1) participate in the various policy, research and outreach aspects of the Project, (2) research and write an analysis paper, or equivalent set of publications, whose scope will be determined in consultation with the Project Director and the Publications Manager (to be completed before departure) related to the project's work, to be published by Brookings, and (3) interact with the Washington policy-making community. Some examples of past publications by Ford Foundation Fellows

can be found here

. Brookings will provide a stipend, office space, computer resources, and full access to the Brookings Library. Brookings will not provide housing but will provide a contribution toward relocation expenses and will provide a letter to potential landlords confirming the fellowship arrangements.


Applicants should be talented journalists, policy analysts, academics, religious scholars, and other opinion leaders from the Islamic world. Qualified applicants should possess at least a university degree, with a higher degree preferred, and will have research and publishing experience. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time at Brookings during their Fellowship and work full-time on their Fellowship research during the six-month period.

Brookings will assist Visiting Fellows in obtaining an exchange visitor visa.

Application Information

Applications should include:

  • A brief cover letter, which notes how the applicant learned of the Fellowship;
  • A C.V. including professional and educational experience, citizenship, and full contact information;
  • A 5-10 page writing sample, in English, on a relevant topic;
  • A 2-3 page prospectus of the proposed research topic for the period of the Fellowship;
  • Two reference letters, to be submitted to Brookings either directly by the referees or mailed in separate, sealed envelopes along with the application. Due Date There is one 2010 Ford Foundation Visiting Fellowship. Applications are due March 31, 2010.

    We strongly encourage qualified women and minorities to apply.

    (Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. No phone calls please.)

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