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CFR Seeking Applicants: 2013–2014 International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation

by James M. Lindsay
October 1, 2012

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Are you a college or university professor interested in nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, or the security implications of nuclear energy? Do you know someone who is? If so, you should consider CFR’s 2013–2014 International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation.

What is the mission of the IAF-NS? The IAF-NS offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF-NS closes the gap between research and practice and enriches the teaching and scholarship of academics, while also benefiting policymakers by exposing them to cutting-edge scholarly research.

What are the eligibility requirements? The IAF-NS is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to conduct policy-relevant research on nuclear security issues. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and forty. CFR does not sponsor for visas.

Does the fellowship provide a stipend? The program awards a stipend of $125,000. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

What is the duration of the fellowship? The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September 2013.

How many fellowships will be awarded? CFR awards approximately two fellowships annually.

When is the deadline? The deadline to apply is November 1, 2012.

How do I apply? Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements must submit a cover letter, a CV, and a proposal (maximum 1,000 words in length) to fellowships@cfr.org by November 1, 2012. Each applicant should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent assessing the policy relevance of his/her project and qualifications for carrying it out. The letters of recommendation must also be submitted to fellowships@cfr.org by November 1, 2012. Materials and letters submitted to other CFR addresses will not be read, acknowledged, returned, or forwarded.

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