Be a Fellow at the Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation

Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to: applicants from academia, the world of public policy, and mid-career professionals in the law, the military, government, or international organizations
Fellowship: stipends of USD 25,000 to USD 28,000 for predoctoral fellows, stipends of USD 48,000 to USD 66,000 for postdoctoral fellows

Description

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to producing policy-relevant research on international security topics. It is devoted to research, teaching, and training the next generation of security specialists, to influencing policy-making in international security, and to developing a more informed public discussion.

CISAC Fellows will spend the academic year engaged in research and writing, and are encouraged to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct research on the scientific and technical aspects of security topics, as well as to work in collaboration with faculty members. CISAC residential fellows are expected to produce a finished piece of writing. Applicants will be considered for all fellowships for which they are deemed eligible. Current fellowship opportunities include:

Eligibility

CISAC welcomes applicants from academia, the world of public policy, and mid-career professionals in the law, the military, government, or international organizations. CISAC welcomes applications from women, minorities and citizens of all countries. Applicants will be considered for all fellowships for which they are deemed eligible.

Fellowship

Predoctoral fellows receive stipends comparable to those awarded by the Stanford Graduate Fellowships program. Postdoctoral fellows receive stipends determined by length of time passed since month and year of PhD completion and experience. Past pre-doctoral fellows will receive stipends in the range of USD 25,000 to USD 28,000; postdoctoral fellows will receive stipends in the range of USD 48,000 to USD 66,000.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2016. To apply it is strongly preferred that individuals upload their recommendations through the online system. If an individual is unable to upload his/her recommendation through the online system, he/she may email the letters to [email protected]. It is not necessary to use both methods. The preferred file name format for emailed letters of reference is: [Last name of applicant] LoR_[Last name of recommender]. For example: “Smith LoR_Jones”. Online submission of application will include:

  • Completed online application form;
  • Resume/CV;
  • Graduate school transcript (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. All pre- and postdoctoral applicants must include a transcript. Junior faculty and professionals may include a transcript, but are not required to do so);
  • Research project prospectus or description of dissertation (1,500 words max., not including footnotes/endnotes);
  • Research abstract (200 words max.);
  • Writing sample (50 pages max.);
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation.

All application materials, including recommendations, must be in English.

For more information please visit the official website.

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