Miller Center announces
National Fellowship Program in Politics
an effort to promote and disseminate scholarship in contemporary
politics, public policy and political history, the University's
Miller Center of
Public Affairs will sponsor a new national fellowship program,
the Miller Center Fellowships in Contemporary Politics, Policy
and Political History.
Miller Center will fund up to 10 fellowships per year for Ph.D.
candidates and other scholars from around the country who are
completing dissertations or books on 20th-century U.S. politics
and governance. The center encourages applicants from a broad
range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, history,
political science, policy studies, law, political economy and
sociology, said Philip Zelikow, the center's director.
fellowships are excellent opportunities for new scholars who are
making significant contributions to their field and can contribute
to the intellectual life of the center and the University community
as well," he said.
The fellowships will be funded in part by the Thompson Fund, established
in honor of professor Kenneth W. Thompson, former director of
the Miller Center.
will include a stipend of up to $15,000 to support one year of
research and writing. Fellows are expected to complete their dissertation
or book during the fellowship year. Residence is encouraged, but
is not required.
fellowships will go to scholars doing influential new work, said
Melvyn P. Leffler, dean of Arts & Sciences. "The University
wants to be at the cutting edge of scholarship dealing with contemporary
politics and public policy," he said.
Fellows are expected to participate in a special annual conference
during their fellowship, the first to be held in the spring of
2001. The conferences will provide a forum for presenting research
and findings to the scholarly community.
Fellows will also be asked to present their scholarship to a broader
audience by distilling some of their research into an op-ed piece
or short journal article, or by engaging the electronic media,
said Brian Balogh, director of the fellowship program and associate
professor of history.
and other information may be obtained from the Miller Center web
site at http://www.virginia.
edu/~miller or by writing to: P.O. Box 5106, Charlottesville,
VA 22905. Applications are due by Feb. 1. Decisions will be announced
by April 1.