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International Affairs Fellowship (IAF)

Fellowships to USA Professionals for Research
on Original Foreign Policy Solutions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Deadline Date:

10/31/19

Description:

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Fellowships to USA scholars and professionals for research that brings an innovative approach to 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.

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) program aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners.

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.

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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159302

Number of Grants:

The selection committee chooses approximately ten finalists to be fellows.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The program awards a stipend of $100,000.

Term of Contract:

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens.

The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy.

The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Although a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy.

The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects on which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period.

Pre-Application Information:

Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online, see URL for Full Text below.

For more information, please contact:

fellowships@cfr.org
212.434.9740

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