Council on Foreign Relations: The Fellowship Program

Jul 02, 2012 • Views -

Provided by the Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking applicants for 2013–2014 fellowship competitions:

October 1 Deadline:

International Affairs Fellowship (IAF)

The program 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.

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

The program 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 intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement.

International Affairs Fellowship in South Korea, sponsored by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies

The program assists mid-career scholars and professionals from the public and private sectors to advance their analytic capabilities and broaden their foreign policy experience in South Korea. Applicants do not have to be Korea specialists, and knowledge of the Korean language is not a requirement.

November 1 Deadline:

International Affairs Fellowships in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation

The program 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.

December 14 Deadline:

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

The program offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR conducting policy-relevant research. Qualified 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 Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid-career professionals focusing on international relations, and affords fellows the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs and to pursue proposed research in the United States and abroad.

Program details, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found online at For more information, please contact [email protected] or 212.434.9740.