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CCIS offers a limited number of Visiting Research Fellowships at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels each academic year. These awards are to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows, in any of the social sciences, history, and law. Due to funding constraints, CCIS awards fellowships only to scholars who have a current or former affiliation with a University of California campus.
Visiting Research Fellows are provided with shared office space, as well as full access to all UCSD academic, institutional, and recreational resources. They benefit from interaction in a supportive, interdisciplinary community of scholars and have multiple opportunities to present their research at seminars.
The duration of the fellowship is usually 9-10 months. No summer-only fellowships will be awarded. In addition, Fellowships must be held in residence at UCSD (commuting from outside of San Diego is not permissible). The fellowship offer is contingent upon receiving funding from UCOP.
Predoctoral Fellows: UC predoctoral applicants must be in the social sciences or history, and writing a dissertation related to the field of international migration. Predoctoral applicants are expected to finish writing their dissertations during their fellowship tenure. Stipends are approximately $2,900 per month for 9 months.
To receive this fellowship, you must have advanced-to-candidacy and be a full-time, registered student in good standing at your home campus at the time of funding. Your academic department and/or advisor is responsible for paying your home campus tuition and fees. Your presence at UCSD during your fellowship tenure will be under the auspices of the UCSD Intercampus Exchange Program.
Postdoctoral Fellows: Recent postdoctoral applicants can request support to turn a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or to prepare shorter publications based on the dissertation project. Stipends for postdoctoral fellows start at $39,264 per year.
Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to participate in the benefits plans, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and AD & D. CCIS fellowships may be supplemented with compensation from other fellowships, research grants, sabbatical leaves, or other sources.
How do I apply?
* Please note that for 2013-2014, CCIS will not be accepting applications for the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship program.
All application materials must be received no later than January 31 for fellowships for the following academic year. Candidates will be evaluated by a committee of CCIS faculty research associates and finalists will be interviewed by CCIS academic staff. Final decisions will be made by early March.
Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Scholars whose work deals with Mexican migration to the United States can apply jointly to CCIS and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the USMEX website) by submitting separate applications to each Center.