Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Foreign Policy Program
The Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution invites applications for the award of one or two full-time resident fellowships for policy-oriented doctoral research for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellowships are designed for candidates whose dissertation topics and career goals are directly related to the major interests of the Foreign Policy program: war and peace issues; shifting power balances; global order and human security. Awards will go to individuals whose research are near completion and will benefit from access to Foreign Policy scholars and the Washington policy-making community afforded by the Brookings Institution’s location in the nation’s capital.
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows are invited to participate in conferences and seminars hosted by Brookings during their stay and will have access to the research resources available to resident staff members. Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows are also encouraged to present their work-in-progress to Brookings scholars, staff and other guests of the Institution. Exceptional dissertations may be considered for publication by Brookings.
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows will be expected to pursue their research and writing at the Brookings Institution beginning in September 2014 through an end date in May 2015. The fellowship carries a stipend of $27,000, payable in installments over a nine-month period of full-time residency at Brookings. Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, most if not all of this stipend will probably be treated as taxable income. The Institution will also provide up to $5,000 in supplementary assistance for reimbursement of expenses for research-related travel, long-distance phone calls, copying, and other essential research requirements. Brookings will also provide access to a networked desktop computer and the Institution’s main server and networks, along with an individual network account. Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows are eligible to participate in the Institution’s health insurance plan during the period of their appointment. Immediate family members may also be included under an extended plan.
Candidates must be nominated by a graduate department. Sponsorship by individual faculty members cannot substitute for the formal designation of the department. Nomination must be received via e-mail notice addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 7, 2014.
Departments should nominate no more than two candidates to the fellowship program. Nomination notices must include the university and department name; and the nominee’s name, e-mail address, mailing address, and dissertation topic. Nominees must submit a completed application by March 1, 2014 in order to be considered as a candidate. The Institution will notify candidates of decisions on their applications by March 31, 2014.