The Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) Fellowship Program
Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) is seeking applicants for the 2018-2019 fellowship programs. Each fellowship offers unique opportunities for mid and senior career scholars and practitioners who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. Fellows are recruited year-round and come from a wide variety of fields, such as academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. The duration of each fellowship is generally twelve months, and the program offers a competitive stipend. CFR is seeking applicants for the following 2018-2019 programs:
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
The International Affairs Fellowship aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials are placed in scholarly settings. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens, be mid-career professionals, possess a strong record of professional achievement, and have a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program awards a stipend of $100,000. Interested applicants should apply on CFR’s website by October 31, 2017. Official selections will be made in March.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP FOR TENURED INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCHOLARS
The International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, offers tenured professors of U.S. foreign policy and international relations direct experience in the foreign policymaking field through placement in a U.S. government agency or international organization for a period of twelve months. The program will match 50% of the fellow’s base salary for the academic year at their university (up to a maximum of $80,000 for the year). The fellowship is open to tenured professors who hold a PhD, have arranged a paid sabbatical with their home university, propose to work on peace and security issues, and have never worked at a U.S. government agency or an international organization. Interested applicants should apply on CFR’s website by October 31, 2017. Official selections will be made in December.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP IN CANADA
The International Affairs Fellowship in Canada, sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. CFR will work with its network of contacts to assist the fellows in finding suitable host organizations in Canada. The fellowship is only open to mid-career professionals who have demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy and have an interest in U.S.-Canada relations. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a strong record of professional achievement. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months as well as a modest travel allowance. Interested applicants should apply on CFR’s website by October 31, 2017. Official selections will be made in December.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP IN JAPAN
The International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. The IAF in Japan is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy and have an interest in U.S.-Japan relations. The program is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan, and knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens. The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a stipend in yen, which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. CFR awards approximately three to five fellowships annually. The online application deadline is October 31, 2017.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
The International Affairs Fellowship in International Economics, sponsored by Kimberly Querrey, provides the next generation of economic scholars and business economist hands-on experience in the policymaking field. Through the program, fellows expand their range of thinking and apply their work to international economic policy. Possible host placements for the fellowship include but are not limited to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Commerce, and relevant parts of the U.S. Department of State and the White House. A stipend in the range of $150,000 to $175,000 is awarded along with relocation assistance. The fellowship is only open to mid-career business economists and university-based economics scholars who have demonstrated commitment to a career in international economics or a related field. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a PhD in economics or a closely related discipline. Interested applicants should apply on CFR’s website by October 31, 2017. Official selections will be made in December.
STANTON NUCLEAR SECURITY FELLOWSHIP
The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers young scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. Qualified candidates 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. The program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. The application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Preferred and required qualifications as appropriate for the positions.
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