Saturday, January 14, 2006

Stanford University, CISAC Fellowship

[Departmental Website]

Deadline: February 1, 2006

CISAC’s pre- and postdoctoral fellowships provide opportunities for concentrated study in a multidisciplinary environment. The Center, part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, serves as a collegial forum for scholars, government officials, military officers, and business leaders to explore innovative solutions to complex international problems. Visiting fellows spend the academic year at Stanford University, where they will participate in seminars, interact with each other and faculty and researchers, and will be expected to produce a research product (e.g., dissertation chapters, draft articles, a book manuscript).

Research Topics
The Center considers applicants working within a broad range of topics related to peace and international security. Suitable topics may include, but are not limited to:

• regional and global security relationships
• proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons
• the United Nations and global governance
• causes and prevention of deadly conflict
• causes and prevention of terrorism
• norms of use and nonuse of weapons
• the interaction of science, politics, and policy
• United States defense and arms control policies

Fellowships are available to Ph.D. candidates who have made substantial progress toward the completion of their dissertation and to scholars with Ph.D. or equivalent degrees from the United States and abroad. The Center invites applications from a variety of areas of expertise, including anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, sociology,medicine, and the natural and physical sciences. The Center also seeks applications from professionals, such as military officers or civilian members of the United States government, members of military or diplomatic services from other countries, and journalists interested in arms control and international security issues.

The value of each fellowship award is determined by the applicant’s graduate education and background. Stipends, with health insurance, for the nine-month academic year will be $20,000 for predoctoral fellows. Postdoctoral stipends, with health insurance, start at $35,000 and are commensurate with experience.

Application Process
Applicants are responsible for ensuring reference letters arrive by the deadline.

Address all materials and queries to:

Michelle L. Gellner
Fellowship and Visiting Scholars Program Associate
Encina Hall, E10
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305-6165
Phone: (650) 723-9626
Fax: (650) 723-0089
Only completed applications will be considered.