CFR International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security USA 2013-2014:

The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), supported by the Stanton Foundation, put forward university-based scholars precious hands-on experience, know-how in the nuclear security policy-making 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 improve, enhance the teaching and scholarship of academics, whereas also benefiting policymakers by exposing them to progressive scholarly research. 

Applicants:

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). Each candidate should arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent evaluating the policy relevance of the applicant’s proposed project in addition to the applicant’s qualifications for performing. All application materials must be submitted to Email: fellowships@cfr.org. 

The IAF-NS is only open and provided to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who offer 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. 

Selection criteria:

Selection as an IAF-NS is based on a combination of the following criteria: intellectual, scholarly qualifications, achievements and pledge, depth and breadth of professional experience, know-how, firm grounding in foreign policy and international relations, and an application proposal that focuses on nuclear security issues. The proposal will be evaluate on the proposed work’s originality, practicality, potential, possibility of completion during the fellowship period, and the contribution it will make to the applicant’s individual career progress. 

Duration of Program:

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, sooner beginning in September. Though deferment is not an alternative, requests to do so, for up to one year only, will be considered on a case-by-case basis and under special circumstances. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. Fellows are considered independent contractors more willingly than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance. If you are interested in the fellowship, please contact!  

Email: fellowships@cfr.org or 212.434.9740. 

Closing & Application Deadline: 15 November 2012

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