The International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, offers tenured international relations professors hands-on and practical experience in the foreign policymaking field. The program will match 50% of the fellow’s base salary for the academic year at their university (up to a maximum of $80,000 for the year). The fellowship is geared for those who propose to work on peace and security issues and who have limited experience working at a U.S. government agency or an international organization.
The fellowship helps close the gap between research and practice on peace and security as well as enrich the teaching and scholarship of tenured academics by enabling selected fellows to become practitioners. The program also benefits policymakers by exposing them to critical scholarly research relevant to the foreign policy and national security issues facing the United States and the world community.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens
- Applicants must be full-time tenured professors whose work focuses on international relations or U.S. foreign policy
- Applicants must have arranged a paid sabbatical with their home university
- Applicants must hold a PhD
- Applicants must propose to spend a year working on peace and security issues in the U.S. government or at an international organization
- Strong preference is given to candidates with no significant previous work experience in the U.S. government or at an international organization
The fellowship is for twelve months. Selected fellows will begin their one-year fellowship between June and September 2021. The program will match 50% the fellow’s base salary for the academic year at their university (up to a maximum of $80,000 for the year) as well as provide modest assistance for moving expenses for those who need to relocate for the fellowship. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.
For those seeking to spend the fellowship year in the U.S. government, CFR will work with the fellow to identify a U.S. government agency willing to serve as a host. The placement is made at the discretion of the host agency and is contingent upon the fellow successfully obtaining a security clearance, which is granted solely by the U.S. government.
For those seeking to spend the fellowship year at an international organization, CFR will work with the fellow to identify an international organization willing to serve as a host. The placement is made at the discretion of the host organization. A security clearance may not be required.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the program's eligibility requirements can apply online between May 1 and October 31.
Affiliations at the time of award
Todd A. Eisenstadt, Professor of Government, American University
Tamar Gutner, Associate Professor of International Relations, American University
Eric A. Hyer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University
Cynthia Roberts, Associate Professor of Political Science, Hunter College, City University of New York
Kasahun Woldemariam, Associate Professor of Political Science, Spelman College
A list of former fellows can be found online by visiting Historical Roster of CFR's International Affairs Fellows for Tenured International Relations Scholars.
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