Since 1983, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars.
This widely respected residential program offers you time to pursue scholarly inquiry where it takes you, advance your personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe.
As a visiting fellow, you pursue research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development, share your research with the Notre Dame scholarly community, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series.
An Ideal Scholarly Environment
While at the Kellogg Institute, you interact with leading scholars one-on-one and through the Institute’s seminars and lectures, international conferences, roundtable discussions on world affairs, and cultural events.
The facilities at the Hesburgh Center are ideal for scholarly research. Visiting fellows have spacious offices, on-site information technology support, personal library services through a branch of the University’s library, and use of a variety of campus facilities.
Visiting Fellowships include:
- Travel expenses
- Medical insurance benefits
- Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing
We invite applications from scholars and practitioners who conduct international research on our themes of democracy and/or human development. Applicants may come from any country and typically fall into three groups:
- Promising junior and midcareer scholars (typically postdocs and assistant or associate professors)
- Distinguished senior scholars with an established record of scholarly excellence
- Accomplished policy makers, journalists, and other practioners whose knowledge and experience can link policy and scholarship
Most successful applicants will hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a social science discipline or in history.
- In exceptional cases, the Institute will support applicants with a PhD or its equivalent in other disciplines.
- The Institute welcomes applications from eminent scholars and practioners who do not hold a PhD.
- Advanced ABD graduate students may apply, but awards are contingent on their having completed the PhD before beginning the fellowship.
Eligibility Considerations (for non-US citizens/residents)
The following should be considered when applying for a Kellogg Institute fellowship:
- Advanced English language proficiency is required.
- Foreign nationals must have a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 Visa.
Note: According to US immigration regulations, an individual who completes a period of stay of less than five years as a J-1 professor or research scholar and does not have another appointment immediately following the termination of said stay, cannot return to the US as a J-1 professor or research scholar until the individual has been outside the US for a minimum period of two years. This two-year bar is different from the two-year home residency requirement normally issued to J-1 scholars.
Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowships are highly selective, with the majority awarded through our annual competition. The Institute may consider applications from distinguished senior scholars and practitioners on a rolling basis outside the competition.
Fellowships are offered for the academic year (August to May) or the fall (August to December) or spring semesters (January to May). In exceptional cases, two-year postdoctoral visiting fellowships may be offered to one or two applicants per year.
Annual Visiting Fellow Competition
The application for the academic year opens in mid-August.
The deadline is November 1.
Awards will be announced in February.
To apply for a Kellogg Institute visiting fellowship, please go to http://kellogg.fluidreview.com
You will be asked to create an account and you will need to remember your login and password in order to save and return to your application until you are ready to submit.
A complete application will consist of the following documents uploaded through the online application system:
- Cover letter addressing your interest in the fellowship and specifying your preferred term of stay
- Curriculum vitae
- A research project statement (6–10 double-spaced pages)
- Names and email addresses for three letters of recommendation
The application system will generate an email to the three recommenders you identify. Please ensure that these individuals are aware that letters of recommendation will be submitted through the online application system.
Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. A committee composed of Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellows evaluates the applications based on the following selection criteria:
What is the problem being addressed? What is its interest and importance within and beyond the researcher’s field?
How does the study relate to the research themes of the Kellogg Institute?
What is the quality of the research design, including basic hypotheses, research methodology, and the kinds of data or evidence the researcher is considering?
Is the importance and originality of this project clear to someone outside the applicant’s discipline?
What is the individual’s scholarly record and potential?
How much would the researcher be able to complete during his/her time at the Institute?
Visiting fellows are expected to be in residence during their tenure at Kellogg. Absences of more than a few days are discouraged and require the Director’s permission.
Visiting fellows are expected to give at least one presentation of their current research in the Kellogg seminar and lecture series.
Our visitors are an important part of the scholarly community at the Institute. We expect fellows to attend and participate in the weekly seminar and lecture series and most Kellogg events.
We expect visiting fellows to publish the results of research undertaken and/or completed during their stay. We ask that such publications contain an acknowledgment of Kellogg Institute support.
Kellogg has its own peer-reviewed Working Paper series to which visiting fellows must submit at least one paper for consideration, either during or shortly after their stay. The series is not copyrighted and is intended to speed dissemination of work-in-progress for use and feedback by other scholars. The research may then appear later in books or journals.
Being a foreigner and living in the diaspora is not an easy thing. If you happen to be in a foreign country where you do not know any Zimbos, this can be extremely challenging because there is no support system. Losing your documents in this situation can be extremely daunting. I recall one of my aunt’s losing her passport in South Africa back in the 80’s. No one knew what to do, I’m too young to remember the details, but she lived to tell the horror. It wasn’t so easy back then. These days, you can call one of your many relatives resident in South Africa and they can walk you through.
What to do if you lose your passport abroad.
Someone asked what to do, because they have lost their passport, so I figured that someone else might need that kind of infor. I quickly checked for my own passport because a Zimbo passport is gold and losing it is a headache. However, replacing passports is now much easier and less stressful than it was back in the days when you had to beg to apply for a passport. I wonder if they actually read those application letters.
- If you lose your passport, immediately report this to the police and get a police report. Trying to replace a passport without a report can be challenging if not impossible.
- Contact you nearest Zimbabwe embassy, below is a link with Zimbabwe foreign consulate contact details. They will give your steps required to replace the passport or information.
- Be patient with embassy staff, they have been known to be rude and unhelpful. Jut remember that all you need is a new passport or travel document. I hear these days they are unpaid, so that will make it even worse.
Websites for Zimbabwe embassies abroad. I hope it is current…
- Algeria – Algiers
- Angola – Luanda
- Australia – Canberra
- Belgium – Brussels
- Botswana – Gaborone
- Brazil – Brasilia
- Canada – Ottawa
- China – Beijing
- Congo (Democratic Republic) – Kinshasa
- Cuba – Havana
- Egypt – Cairo
- Ethiopia – Addis Ababa
- France – Paris
- Germany – Berlin
- Ghana – Accra
- India – New Delhi
- Indonesia – Jakarta
- Iran – Tehran
- Italy – Rome
- Japan – Tokyo
- Kenya – Nairobi
- Kuwait – Kuwait City
- Libya – Tripoli
- Malawi – Lilongwe
- Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur
- Mozambique – Maputo
- Namibia – Windhoek
- Nigeria – Abuja
- Russia – Moscow
- Senegal – Dakar
- Singapore – Singapore
- South Africa – Pretoria
- South Sudan – Juba
- Sudan – Khartoum
- Sweden – Stockholm
- Tanzania – Dar-es-Salaam
- United Kingdom – London
- United States – Washington
- Zambia – Lusaka
- Congo (Democratic Republic) – Lubumbashi, Consulate
- Hong Kong – Hong Kong, Consulate General
- Italy – Milan, Consulate General
- Korea (Republic) – Seoul, Consulate
- Mauritius – Port Louis, Consulate
- Mozambique – Beira, Consulate General
- South Africa – Cape Town, Consulate
- South Africa – Johannesburg, Consulate General
- Thailand – Bangkok, Consulate General