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PhD Fellowship at The Northwestern University, USA 2018 2019

The Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois, with other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar, and academic programs and facilities in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California.

Applicants are invited for Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Fellowship for International students to pursue a two-year postdoctoral programme. The Fellow will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach one undergraduate class each year during their fellowship. The fellowship will run from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2020

Course level: Fellowship is available to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Available Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of Turkish Studies.

Scholarship benefits: The salary is $55,000. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $2,000
in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship

Method of Application: 

Complete the Buffett Institute Online Interfolio Application. Applicants must submit the following required materials:

  • Cover Letter: Briefly situate your work in relation to your discipline(s) and identify the proposed departmental affiliation, and explain why Northwestern is a particularly good place to pursue your research.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Research Statement: A two-page summary of your dissertation.
  • Research Proposal: A two-page research plan for the fellowship period. This may include but should extend beyond, revisions to the dissertation.
  • Teaching Statement: Titles and short descriptions of at least two undergraduate courses that you could teach under the auspices of your proposed departmental affiliation.
  • Please note that we are not requesting a statement of teaching philosophy or full syllabi at this point.
  • Writing Sample: Only one sample equivalent to a single journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter. The writing sample may be published or unpublished. It must be in English. The maximum length is 50 pages.
  • Graduate Transcript: A transcript from your doctoral-degree-granting institution. An unofficial transcript is acceptable. If your doctoral program did not include formal graded classes, submit a statement to that effect instead.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: The online application system will ask you to provide contact information for three recommenders. Once you submit your application, your references will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation. It is helpful if at least one letter comments specifically on your teaching experience and abilities. If you have not yet defended and submitted your dissertation, please advise your chair that their letter must specifically discuss what work remains to be completed and when you will complete all the requirements to receive your degree. Please convey these specific instructions to your referees, as the instructions they will receive by email are generic. Letters of recommendation are due no later than December 22, 2017.

Online Application

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Scholarship Application Deadline: December 15, 2017.