Apply Now: The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Oct 07, 2022 • Views -

Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship offers postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty in a tenure-track position at a U.S. university studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend twelve months in CFR’s New York or Washington, DC, office conducting policy-relevant research. CFR awards up to two fellowships annually. 

Fellowship Award

The fellowship begins in September 2023 and runs for twelve months. The program awards a stipend of $96,000 for postdoctoral fellows and $132,000 for junior faculty. Fellows are independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must possess a strong record of professional achievement.
  • Applicants 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.

Selection Process

Selection as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow is based on the following criteria:

  • scholarly qualifications
  • professional accomplishments
  • merits and feasibility of an application proposal that focuses on nuclear security issues. Appropriate potential topics include nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, and nuclear force posture

The selection process is highly competitive. The selection committee chooses one or two candidates each year as fellows.

How to Apply 

Program details, eligibility requirements, and the online application can be found at The deadline to apply is December 15, 2022. If you have questions about the fellowship, please email [email protected]

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