Applications to the School of Social Science 2022-23

Each year, approximately 25 scholars are selected as Members in the School of Social Science. A completed doctorate or equivalent is required by the application deadline. Memberships are awarded at both the junior and senior levels. They are for the full academic year only unless the scholar is from a country with an academic calendar that is substantially different than the one in the U.S., in which case single-term Memberships will be considered. Although preference is given to new applicants, scholars may be considered for a second residency if a sufficient amount of time has passed since their initial Membership.

Members are expected only to pursue their own research and participate in the seminars. The theme for 2022-23 is Climate Crisis Politics.  Applications outside the theme are also welcomed. An interdisciplinary dialogue will be fostered and applications are strongly encouraged from scholars across the social sciences, whether or not their research corresponds to the theme.

Funding for Member stipends is individually negotiated, taking into account the applicant’s base salary and the level of sabbatical and other grant support that he or she can secure. In setting compensation, the School attempts to provide half of the current academic base salary for all Members, up to a maximum stipend of $78,000.


Applications must be filed electronically through the Institute’s online application system. The application process is highly competitive, with the School able to accept less than 10% of the scholars who apply.

The application requires online submission of a research project, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. The sample must be in English, no longer than 50 pages, and in Adobe Acrobat format.

To begin or continue work on your application click here. When you have completed the application and are ready to submit it, remember that you will not be able to make any changes after submission. It is possible, when relevant, to apply to both the School of Social Science and the School of Historical Studies. The same email address can be used to apply to both programs. IMPORTANT: You should receive an email confirmation that the application has been received. If you have not received this within one day, please email an inquiry to

Applications are closed for 2022-23.  The theme for 2023-24 will be announced over the summer. The application portal for 2023-24 will open at that time. Please check back for updates. Eligibility and application requirements will remain the same as outlined on this page.