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CFR Call for Applications: 2012-2013 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

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Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship 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 the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research.


The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program seeks to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security. The program 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. Candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue.

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months. The program awards a stipend of $100,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $75,000 for post-doctoral; and $50,000 for pre-doctoral fellows. Payment will be made in twelve equal monthly installments. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

The deadline for receiving all application materials for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program is December 16, 2011. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a CV, and a proposal (maximum 1,000 words in length) outlining the work they propose to conduct. Each applicant should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent assessing the policy relevance of the applicant’s proposed project as well as the applicant’s qualifications for carrying it out.

Please direct all application materials and inquiries to:

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