2014-15 Wilson Center’s Pakistan Scholar Program

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan are pleased to invite applications for the 2014-15 competition for the Wilson Center’s Pakistan Scholar Program. Each year, one Pakistan Scholar, who must be from, and based in, Pakistan, will be selected to participate in the program. Successful applicants will spend 9 months in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing.


  • This competition is open to men and women who are from, and based in, Pakistan. Applications will be accepted from individuals in academia, business, journalism, government, law, and related professions.
  • Candidates must be currently pursuing research on key public policy issues facing Pakistan, research designed to bridge the gap between the academic and the policymaking worlds.
  • The Wilson Center customarily expects its visiting scholars to possess the terminal degree in their field. For academics, such as university professors, the terminal degree generally means a Ph.D. But other professions have different terminal degrees; for journalists or businesspeople, it could well be a B.A.
  • In addition, applicants must have at least eight years of professional or research experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have published scholarly books or substantial articles in academic or policy-related journals or newspapers.
  • Applicants must be completely fluent in both written and spoken English.

This scholar program is made possible by generous financial support provided by the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan, a charitable trust based in Karachi.

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