Funding: Council on Foreign Relations

money [150-2]The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid-career professionals focusing on international relations. The program affords fellows the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs and to pursue proposed research, with a placement at CFR, another institution in New York City or Washington, DC, or abroad. CFR is seeking applicants for the 2017–2018 fellowship competitions listed below:

International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars
The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) for Tenured International Relations Scholars offers tenured international relations professors hands-on and practical experience in the foreign policymaking field by placing selected fellows in U.S. government agencies or international government organizations for a period of twelve months. The program is only open to tenured professors whose work focuses on international relations or U.S. foreign policy and who have arranged a paid sabbatical with their home university. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, hold a PhD, hold a full-time, tenured position at a college or university, and propose to spend a year working in the U.S. government or an international organization working on peace and security issues. The program will match the fellow’s sabbatical funding from their university (up to a maximum of $80,000 for the year) along with modest relocation assistance. Candidates can submit an application form and supporting application materials to fellowships@cfr.org by October 31, 2016.

International Affairs Fellowship
The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) assists mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure. The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, and the program awards a stipend of $95,000. CFR awards approximately ten fellowships annually. Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
Launched in 2016, the IAF in Canada seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two U.S. citizens per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. The IAF in Canada is open only to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy and have an interest in U.S.-Canada relations. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months as well as a modest travel allowance. Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.
The IAF in Japan, 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 program 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 welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. While the IAF in Japan is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan, exceptions have been made when an applicant has demonstrated that the fellowship would add a significant new dimension to his or her career. 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. Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

International Affairs Fellowship in International Economics
The IAF in International Economics offers business economists as well as university-based economics scholars hands-on experience in the U.S. government to expand their range of thinking and work on international economic policy. The program is open only to mid-career business economists and university-based economics scholars who have demonstrated commitment to a career in international economics and related fields. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens and hold a PhD in economics or a closely related discipline. The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, and the program awards a stipend commensurate with the candidate’s experience in the range of $150,000 to $175,000, as well as a modest allowance for relocation expenses. Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation
The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, 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 is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to spend a year working in government or at an international organization. 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 fifty. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Former Stanton nuclear security fellows who meet the eligibility requirements can apply. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. CFR awards approximately two fellowships annually. Candidates can apply online between September 1 and January 16 on an annual basis.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship
The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger 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 is intended for those who are pursuing a career in academia and is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. CFR awards two fellowships annually. Candidates can apply online between September 1 and December 15 on an annual basis.

Contact:

For more information, please visit www.cfr.org/fellowships, or contact us at fellowships@cfr.org or 212.434.9740.

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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