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Council on Foreign Relations Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Application Deadline: 
Friday, Dec 15th 2017

Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. While in residence full-time at CFR, selected fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy relevant document. The fellows will also be mentored by the fellows of CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program. 


Applicants must be U.S. citizens
Applicants must possess a strong record of professional achievement
Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty in a tenure-track position at a recognized university
Junior faculty at law schools or with a law degree as their terminal degree are also eligible
Fellowship Award

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. Payment will be made in twelve equal monthly installments. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates who meet the program's eligibility requirements can apply online. To initiate this year’s online application, please fill out the application form below. This year's application deadline is December 15, 2017.