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Fulbright Visiting Research Chair

RGCS hosts a visiting Fulbright Chair for stays of one semester, extendable to up to one year.  The Chair receives a stipend of $US 25,000, and is expected to be in residence at McGill conducting research throughout the term of the award. The Chair will be a Fellow of RGCS during his or her stay, expected to take an active part in the Group's intellectual life, including regular participation and one presentation at the RGCS faculty and fellows workshop.  There is no teaching requirement.  The Chair may be asked to deliver 1-2 public lectures on the topic of his or her research, to guest-lecture to an appropriate class, or to take part in appropriate workshop or seminar sessions.

The Visiting Chair in 2014-5 will be Erin Delaney (Northwestern University).

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 academic year.  

Visiting Fulbright Chair in Constitutional and Political Theory

Hosted in the Department of Political Science and the Research Group on Constitutional Studies, this award is open to established or emerging scholars in political theory as well as legal theory or political philosophy, and is open with respect to methodology in those fields.  The Chair will pursue research in constitutionalism and constitutional theory broadly construed.  The ability to engage with scholars and students across methodologies—normative, empirical, intellectual-historical, jurisprudential, and formal, for example— is more important that particular areas of emphasis. 

Sample areas of interest include: normative analyses of fundamental rights and of such basic constitutional structures as the separation of powers or federalism; democratic theory, especially as it pertains to political institutions; the history of political thought about constitutional government or constitutional forms; and questions of justice about the constitutional basic structure of a society, ranging from property and market relations to the legal organization of family life.  Questions about fit of interests may be directed to jtlevy [at] gmail [dot] com .

The Chair-holder will be in residence at McGill for either the fall or winter semester of 2015-16, will deliver one public lecture, and will take an active part in the intellectual life of McGill, RGCS, and the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique.


The stipend is $ 25,000. Open to US citizens who do not reside in Canada who will have received the Ph.D. by December 31 2014. Application deadline is August 1, 2013; application information is here: http://www.fulbright.ca/english/programs/american-scholars/primary-awards.html ; use award number 5489.  Those interested in applying are invited to contact Jacob Levy jtlevy [at] gmail [dot] com and Brad Hector bhector [at] fulbright [dot] ca well in advance of the deadline.