Invitation for Visiting Fellowship and Garwood Teaching Fellowship Applications


The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University is dedicated to the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the fields of constitutional law and political thought. Sponsored by Princeton's Department of Politics, the Program seeks to enrich the intellectual life of Princeton students and faculty by exploring American constitutional principles and structures through research and public discussion.

The Program invites college and university professors and other professionals with established records of scholarship to apply for appointments as Visiting Fellows for the academic year running from September 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  One-semester appointments are possible but not preferred.  Among the research fellowships offered are the Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellowship and the William E. Simon Visiting Fellowship in Religion and Public Life. 

The Program also invites applications for the Garwood Visiting Fellowship.  The Garwood Fellowship can be for one semester or the academic year.  Garwood Teaching Fellows teach at least one undergraduate course in the Department of Politics on statesmanship and presidential leadership, subject to sufficient enrollment and  approval of the Dean of the Faculty.  Depending on the needs of the University, additional teaching opportunities may be available, again subject to enrollment and approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

All James Madison Program Visiting Fellows will spend an academic year in residence at Princeton University.  They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University. Visiting Fellows are expected to devote full time to their proposed research. They are, however, encouraged to attend or participate in various activities of the Program, including faculty-graduate student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. All James Madison Program Fellows must have a doctorate or equivalent degree. Fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship. Visiting Fellows normally receive a stipend of one-half their academic-year salary plus a living allowance. The fellows’ home institutions are expected to provide at least half of their academic-year salaries in addition to all benefits.

Applications for both positions are evaluated on the basis of (1) the significance of the proposed research; (2) the quality of the applicant's past research; and (3) the contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education in the future.

How to apply:
For full consideration, applicants are required to submit an online application at  To apply for a Visiting Fellow position please go to requisition 1600686; and Garwood Teaching Fellowship applicants should apply for requisition 1600685

A complete application must include the following:
* a curriculum vitae;
* a scholarly paper written in the past three years;
* a statement (no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research;
* contact information for two references;
* a confidential statement that indicates the applicant's salary for the current academic year, what financial support their home institution and other sources are likely to provide, and what support they are likely to need from the Program.

The deadline for application materials is 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1, 2016 for appointments beginning in September 2017. Awards will be announced in March 2017.

Please address any inquiries to:

Bradford P. Wilson, Ph.D.

Executive Director

James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Princeton University
83 Prospect Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540
Web address:

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