PIPS is accepting six research fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year. Applicants should transmit in one e-mail message the following required material (except letters of recommendation).
All submitted files must be in Adobe PDF format and each file name must comply with the following format:
PIPS will not accept an application if it does not meet the specified formatting.Required Material:
- Unofficial college transcript
- A writing sample from a previous class of 5-10 pages in length.
- Please write an essay of no more than three pages in length evaluating the following article: Barry R. Posen. "Pull Back." Foreign Affairs 92, no. 1 (2013). Summarize the article's argument in 250 words. To demonstrate your creativity and ability to identify policy problems, use the remaining allotted space to propose possible policy research projects based on the article.
Formatting requirements are as follows:
- Times New Roman, 12 point font
- One inch margins (top, bottom and sides)
- Double Line spacing
- Cover page listing your name. (Note: the cover page does not count toward page requirement)
- All pages, except the cover-page, are numbered.
- Two letters of recommendation from William & Mary faculty assessing and ranking (on a scale of one to ten) your analytical ability, writing skill, maturity and capacity to conduct independent social science or historical research. Faculty letters of recommendation may be submitted via e-mail or, if more convenient, in hard copy. Please inform your faculty recommender that a short informal assessment submitted via e-mail is acceptable and preferred.
Electronic applications should be submitted to [[pips]]. Finalists will be interviewed by the PIPS directors.
The submission deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is August 15, 2013, at 5 p.m.