Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Dec 06

Position description

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States, is accepting applications for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship program to join its Washington, DC based Nuclear Policy Program. Carnegie will award up to two fellowships for the 2019-20 program year. 

The objective of the Stanton Fellowship is to enhance and develop the Fellow's capacity to become a leader in policy-relevant research in the areas of nuclear deterrence, disarmament, nonproliferation, or energy. The Fellow will be based at Carnegie's office in Washington, DC. Over the course of their time at Carnegie, the Fellow will have the opportunity and resources to deepen their understanding of how nuclear policies are developed and contested within the U.S. and between it and other states. The Fellow will be expected to formulate a program of work for the year designed to enhance his or her capacity to become a thought leader in the nuclear policy field. This program will include research and writing on pertinent and emergent topics, organization and participation in expert workshops and larger public events in the U.S. and abroad, and other activities relevant to the Fellow's objectives.

Interested candidates should apply below with (i) a resume or C.V.; (ii) three references; (iii) a cover letter (of no more than one side) outlining why you are interested in nuclear policy, your career objectives and why spending a year at Carnegie would further them; and (iv) a detailed research proposal (of no more than two sides) on a policy-relevant subject that includes the questions to be addressed. The fellowship will begin on or about June 3, 2019, with flexibility depending on the chosen candidate's availability.

Carnegie welcomes applicants from around the world and will sponsor visa applications. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D., completed substantial progress toward a Ph.D., or have obtained a law degree. Fellows will be compensated at a rate determined by the Stanton Foundation, based on their status as junior faculty, post-doc, or doctoral student.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group. 

About the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Established in 2009 by the Stanton Foundation, the purpose of the Nuclear Security Fellows Program is to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security related topics by supporting interdisciplinary research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues. The Stanton Foundation was created by Frank Stanton, former president of CBS, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest executives in the history of electronic communications. In 1954, Dwight Eisenhower appointed him to a committee convened to develop the first comprehensive plan for the survival of the U.S. following a nuclear attack. In this position, Stanton was responsible for developing plans for national and international communication in the aftermath of a nuclear incident. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a young scholar to explore how debates surrounding pressing questions of nuclear security play out within the U.S. and between it and other states.

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