Deadline: November 16, 2015

Applications are invited from nationals of non-OECD countries for a number of two-year fellowships to work on global governance and the role of developing and emerging countries in the world political economy; fellowships will be awarded to start on 1st September 2016 for a year at the University of Oxford followed by a year at Princeton University. Post- holders will be provided with appropriate stipends sufficient to cover full living costs. The programme intends to establish a network of leading scholar-practitioners in global governance.

Program Details

The objective of the programme is to contribute to the training of a network of scholar- practitioners who will help devise innovative strategies to enhance the value of global institutions to the people of developing countries. Global institutions are vital to promoting a fair, just, equitable and efficient world economy, yet to fulfil this potential they must be better-aligned with the interests of people in developing countries. Nationals of developing countries who combine in-depth local knowledge with global awareness and perspective are best placed to devise strategies to accomplish this goal. The Global Leaders Fellowship Programme therefore seeks to make a contribution toward increased equity and development by helping to train future leaders who will shape the global political economy.

Eligibility

  • You must be a national of a non-OECD country; (Hence, nationals of these OECD countries are ineligible)
  • Substantial experience of working in a non-OECD country;
  • A completed doctorate (or evidence of imminent completion) in a subject relevant to the role of developing countries in global governance and/or the world political economy;
  • Evidence of outstanding prior academic accomplishment and of plans to develop a career in keeping with the purposes of the GLF programme;
  • Evidence of outstanding analytical and research skills;
  • Evidence of a clearly articulated research project which contributes broadly to our understanding of how policymakers and institutions in developing countries can develop more effective strategies – particularly in global politics – for dealing with the effects of globalisation in ways which benefit their populations.

Fellowship Awards

Stipend
GBP 36,309 pa (year 1 in Oxford)
USD 56,500 pa (year 2 in Princeton)

How to Apply

Candidates are required to submit the following (only full applications will be considered):

  • An application form;
  • A current CV;
  • A one-page covering letter;
  • A personal statement describing his or her training, ambitions, and purposes in pursuing the Fellowship (not more than 500 words);
  • A project statement describing either a research project or policy proposal which contributes broadly to our understanding of how policymakers and institutions in developing countries can develop more effective strategies – particularly in global politics – for dealing with the effects of globalization in ways which benefit their populations.
  • Candidates are also asked to arrange for no more than two referees to write or email in support of their application to the email or postal address below by the closing date. Please email applications and references to glf@univ.ox.ac.uk (or post to Global Economic Governance, University College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH, United Kingdom) by midnight (UK time) on Monday, 16 November 2015.

For more information, visit Global Leaders Fellowship Programme