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Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Fellowships to USA professionals for research that brings an innovative approach to solving US foreign policy challenges. Participants will experience work in a new field in order to gain fresh perspectives. Government officials are thus placed in academic settings, while academics are placed in public service and policy-oriented settings. Requests will be accepted from mid-career professionals from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy.
Established in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is the hallmark fellowship program of CFR. It aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers.
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 on the fellow's 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 or an academic institution, CFR will work with the fellow to identify an 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.
Selection is based on a combination of the following criteria: Scholarly qualifications, achievements and promise, professional experience, firm grounding in foreign policy and international relations, and an application proposal that focuses on solutions to identified problems in U.S. foreign policy. Applicants are encouraged to plan a systematic approach to assessing the major substantive and process issues of their planned research.
The application proposal will be judged on its originality, practicality, potential, likelihood of completion during the fellowship period, and the contribution it will make to the applicant’s individual career development.
GrantWatch ID#: 159302
The selection committee chooses approximately ten finalists to be fellows.
The program awards a stipend of $105,000.
The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship#block-fellowship-application
For more information, please contact:
Council on Foreign Relations
New York Office:
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Washington, DC Office:
1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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