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Council on Foreign Relations Nuclear Security Fellowship (US citizens or permanent residents)

Application Information
The deadline for receiving all application materials for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program is December 15, 2010.

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.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program

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.

CFR will award up to three fellowships in 2011. The fellowships will be awarded on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments and promise, and on the merits of the specific research projects proposed. The fellows could work on a wide range of issues, including nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, and, as it relates to nuclear security, nuclear energy.

It is expected that fellows will begin their fellowship year in summer or fall 2011. While in residence at CFR, fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy relevant document. Fellows are expected and encouraged to participate fully in CFR's intellectual life. The scholars selected as Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows will be mentored by the fellows of CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program.

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.

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