Each year the program on democracy invites one or two pre or post doctoral scholars for residential fellowships at The MacMillan Center at Yale. The YPD invites applications from scholars whose work is at the intersection of democratic theory and empirical research on democracy. We support research in which answers to the question, how should democracy work? Are informed by answers to the question, how does democracy work? We are especially (though not exclusively) interested in research on new democracies. We invite applicants whose research addresses matters such as the impact of poverty and inequality on the functioning of democracy, institutional innovations in democratic practices, clientelism and patronage, political parties and representation, and democratization. Formal, statistical, archival, and qualitative research are all encouraged, as are applicants from the range of social-science fields.
Fellows will be expected to be in full-time residence during one or two academic terms. During their tenure, Fellows are expected to work on their research projects, interact with graduate students and faculty, contribute to the intellectual life of the Program, and participate in its collective activities and development.
For more information on fellowship application procedures, please contact Whitney Doel at firstname.lastname@example.org