International Affairs Fellowship for Mid and Senior Career Professionals Now Open!

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Sponsored by The Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking fellowship applicants for the 2022–2023 academic year. The programs offer unique opportunities, domestic and overseas, for accomplished mid and senior career professionals. Selected fellows broaden their foreign policy experience by spending their fellowships in public service or research environments.

International Affairs Fellowship (IAF)

Established in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship is the hallmark fellowship program of CFR. It aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials are placed in scholarly settings. Over the years, the IAF program has produced approximately six hundred alumni that span the who’s who of the U.S. foreign policy community, including a former secretary of state and several undersecretaries of state, U.S. ambassadors to NATO and the United Nations, and many other influential leaders in government, academia, and the private sector. The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September, and the program awards a stipend of $105,000, as well as a modest travel allowance.

IAF in Canada, sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada

Launched in 2016, the IAF in Canada, sponsored by the Power Corporation of 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 mid-career professionals per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. The duration of the fellowship is between six and twelve months. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated stipend if the duration is less than twelve months) as well as a modest travel allowance.

IAF in India, with a grant contributed by Bharti

The IAF in India, with a grant contributed by Bharti seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and India. The program provides for one to four mid-career U.S. professionals who have had little or no substantial prior experience in India, the opportunity to spend three to twelve months conducting research and working in India. CFR will work with its network of contacts to assist selected fellows in finding suitable host organizations that best match the fellow’s proposed work in India. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, journalism, NGOs, and think tanks. It awards a stipend of $90,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated stipend if the duration is less than twelve months) as well as a modest travel allowance.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit www.cfr.org/fellowships and email fellowships@cfr.org with any questions. 

Applications are due by October 31, 2021.

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