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Defense Research Analyst | CSBA

CSBA is soliciting applications for a defense research analyst with a focus on force structure, wargaming, and operations research. The candidate would conduct and support research on a variety of defense issues and would help in the preparation and execution of defense workshops and wargames, including post-event analysis and reports. More info here.


Hans J. Morgenthau Fellows

The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) invites applications for its second cohort of Hans J. Morgenthau fellows. In the spirit of Morgenthau, a deep thinker about international relations and an engaged participant in debates about American foreign policy, NDISC seeks to help the next generation of scholars think more about grand strategy in its larger conceptual and historical context. Fellows will convene three times over the course of their fellowship year. They will begin with an intensive week-long seminar, reading foundational texts and discussing critical issues in contemporary grand strategy at the University of Notre Dame (early August 2021). Fellows will then embark on a week-long study trip to an important international battlefield, where we will combine seminar discussions of strategy with walking the terrain and learning how history, geography, tactics, and strategy intersect (early June 2022). Their fellowship will conclude with a three-day undergraduate teaching workshop on grand strategy in Washington, DC (late July 2022). Fellows will also convene roughly once a month for virtual speaker events and discussions over the year of the fellowship. Plans will adapt as required to keep participants safe during the COVID-19. Fellowship includes a stipend of $10,000 plus travel expenses and accommodations. Deadline Feb 12. More info here.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Innovative Approaches to Grand Strategy

The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) and the Dept of Political Science invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in “Innovative Approaches to Grand Strategy.” Seeking candidates whose work applies the very best scholarship to the most pressing issues facing the United States in the 21st century and does so in a way that broadens the intellectual and practical discussion of the issues in innovative ways. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and modest professional support. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for a second year. Deadline Jan 15, 2021. More info here.


2021 Emerging Scholars Conference Participant

The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) seeks nominations of outstanding candidates (advanced ABD students or pre/post doctoral fellows) to present their work at the fifth annual Emerging Scholars in Grand Strategy Conference. NDISC will make all arrangements and cover all expenses related to the conference, which will be held May 26-28 at the Oakwood Resort in Syracuse, IN. The deadline for receipt of all materials is January 22, 2021. More info here.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security; Location: Washington, D.C.

The University of California announces a new collaborative initiative between the systemwide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

As a part of the joint-initiative, the institutions invite applications for up to six (6) one-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security. The fellowship program will be based in Washington D.C. for a 12-month term in line with the 2021-2022 academic year. Eligible applicants should expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by August 1, 2021. The deadline for applications is Mon., February 1, 2021.  More info.

Post-Doctoral Associate, Duke University, Department of Political Science

Duke's American Grand Strategy(AGS)  seeks an America in the World Consortium Post-Doctoral Associate to begin in July 2021. Applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on American grand strategy, broadly defined, are welcome to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in political science whose research has a strong connection to policy. The America in the World Associate will be expected to conduct independent research activities in preparation for a full time academic or research career and will teach one seminar suitable for cross-listing in the Department of Political Science and the Sanford School of Public Policy. The Associate will also contribute to the life of the AGS program by attending and, where appropriate and by mutual agreement, serving as a senior leader on co-curricular activities. The Associate is expected to be in residence and may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Duke. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at Duke University. Stipend Information The Associate accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of Duke facilities, and office space at the Sanford School of Public Policy or the Department of Political Science as appropriate. The position will provide funding for a minimum of 12 months. Full details here.

CFR 2021-2022 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship:

CFR is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2020.

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting research. While in residence at CFR, fellows will lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy-relevant document. Interested and eligible applicants should reach out to fellowships@cfr.org with any questions. 

Graduate Student Fellowship:

The William P. Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University, building on its established strength in Southwest and Borderlands History, is pleased to announce new graduate student and doctoral fellowships in the history of the presidency, American politics and foreign policy. Graduate students have the opportunity to enjoy up to five years of highly competitive funding and research fellowships. Application due December 15. Apply here.

Wilson Center: Science and Technology Innovation Program (SPRING) 2021 Internship:

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) is currently welcoming applications for the spring semester of 2021. Our internships are designed to provide the opportunity for current students or recent graduates for practical experience in an environment that successfully combines scholarship with public policy. We recommend exploring our website to determine if your research interests align with current STIP programming around emerging technologies, i.e. 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Citizen Science, Cybersecurity, Disinformation, Marine Debris / Ocean Plastics, One Health, Open Science, Public Communication of Science, and Serious Games.

We offer two types of internships: graduate-level research and undergraduate-level research internships. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Wilson Center continues to closely monitor guidelines established by the CDC and other authorities surrounding COVID-19. At this time, all internships will continue to be served remotely. Internships are unpaid unless otherwise stated.

Please find more details about our application process and internship opportunities on our website.

Key into Public Service Scholarship:

The Phi Beta Kappa Society invites applications from liberal arts and sciences students enrolled at any one of Phi Beta Kappa’s 290 chapter institutions who expect to graduate between 10/1/2021 and 8/1/2023. First year students are NOT eligible. The Society will award Service Scholars with a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship and and participation in a virtual conference in June of 2021.

Phi Beta Kappa will select a national cohort of up to 20 liberal arts and science students who have demonstrated both (1) interest in working in the public sector and (2) academic excellence, with breadth and depth in the arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

The Society will announce the award to successful applicants by April 30, 2021. More info here.

Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy: 

Hiring 1 Full Time(100 %) Senior Researcher to lead new research programme on "International Cyber Security (ICS)" - runs until 31 Dec 2022; based in Hamburg. More info here.

WIIS Gender and Global Security Program Assistant:

(unpaid virtual internship):

Women In International Security (WIIS) Gender and Global Security Program Assistants work part-time (20 hours per week). Strong candidates should have, or are currently completing, an M.A. or B.A. in Women’s/Gender Studies, Conflict and Resolution, Security Studies, International Relations, International Law, Political Science, or a related field. Fall Internships typically begin in the month of September, and last until mid-December. As the situation COVID-19 develops, we have determined that our office will be functioning remotely for the rest of 2020 and into 2021. More info here.

Europe-Eurasia Intern (REMOTE); The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC:

The Jamestown Foundation is offering a part-time, unpaid remote internship for the fall 2020 term to assist with copy editing, updating our website, researching topics related to security in Russia, Eurasia and Europe’s East, as well as preparing for and running Jamestown virtual conferences and events. The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in Russian, Eurasian and Central-Eastern European affairs. Details here.

Assistant Professor in National Security Affairs; U.S. Naval War College:

Launch your scholarly career at one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant graduate teaching departments in the interdisciplinary field of national and international security studies. The National Security Affairs (NSA) Department at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor of national security affairs with an emphasis on international security anticipated vacancy beginning in July 2021. More details here.

The Jamestown Foundation, China Brief Internship:

The Jamestown Foundation is offering an internship for Summer/Fall 2020 to assist the Editor-in-Chief of China Brief in preparing and sending out the bi-weekly publication. Duties include minor copy editing, updating the Jamestown Foundation website, assisting the Editor in outreach to the China policy community via social media, researching topics related to Chinese security and East Asia, as well as assisting the Foundation with the organization of special conferences and events. The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in Chinese affairs and some Chinese language skills. More details here.

Atlantic Council, Internships:  More details here.


Center for Democracy & Technology :  More details here.