U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Post-doctoral Fellowship
The Dickey Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty collaborate on a Dartmouth post-doctoral fellowship program in U.S. foreign policy and international security.
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellows are selected to spend a minimum of ten months and up to one year in-residence at Dartmouth on research and writing about international issues related to one of the Dickey Center's research areas: environment, health, human development, gender, and security. Scholars from all disciplines, including political science and history, are welcome to apply.
While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, applications from recent recipients of a PhD or equivalent degree are especially encouraged to apply. Fellows are provided with an office and access to Dartmouth faculty and resources. They must be in-residence during their fellowship and participate in Dickey Center seminars and events.
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellows utilize their year at Dartmouth to maximize progress on their research, build contacts with other Fellows, Dartmouth faculty and with policy networks, and contribute to the intellectual life of the College.
All Fellows are assigned a faculty mentor with whom they meet on a regular basis. Faculty mentors are intended to provide professional advice for career building and integrating into the Dartmouth intellectual community as well as substantive expertise.
Fellows typically will:
- Give a faculty seminar on the work discussed in the Dickey Center’s seminar series on international politics and foreign policy
- Present work in the departments of Government, History, and in other seminar series at the College
- Participate with other Fellows in an undergraduate course, taught with a Dartmouth faculty member. Fellows also often make guest appearances in other classes, and interact with undergraduate students in Dickey Center student groups or other organization as interest warrants
- Participate in events for Fellows organized throughout the year – topics will be determined on the basis of mutual interest and perceived need
One of the motivations of the Fellows program is to help bridge the gap between academic work on U.S. foreign policy and international security and the world of policy.
Activities in the fellowship program include:
- Seminar on Op Eds, reaching out to media
- Publishing for journals, books
- Workshop on telling the story of your research/ media training/video production
- Networking with policy makers, Dickey Center visitors
- Building professional contacts
- Washington DC outreach, including policy workshops
Applicants from all disciplines working on research that bears directly on U.S. foreign policy and international security are welcome to apply. While scholars at all stages of their careers will be considered, applications from recent recipients of a PhD or equivalent degree are especially welcomed.
The financial statement is for those applicants who have jobs and would be on sabbatical, or who have external fellowship funding. Please state on a separate document any funding you expect for the academic year.
Fellows receive competitive stipends, research support and benefits, comparable to those offered by other fellowship programs. Faculty on leave from their home institutions will receive half of their annual salary, up to $50,000.
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