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The NATO Defense College Fellowships Programmes


Deadline:

September 30, 2016

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The NATO Defense College currently offers eight fellowships each year in the field of defence & security policy research related to NATO and its Partners.

The objective is to promote research and policy analysis in areas of particular interest to the Member States and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), as well as to countries that are part of the Partnership for Peace (PfP), Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) and Other Military Cooperation (OMC) / Partners Across the Globe (PAG) frameworks.

NDC Eisenhower Defence Fellowship Programme

The NATO Defense College (NDC) is pleased to announce a new research opportunity for citizens of NATO member states: the NDC Eisenhower Defence Fellowship programme, named after the College’s founder, General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The programme began in 2015; each year the NDC Research Division selects - on a competitive basis - three NDC Eisenhower Defence Fellows: 1 Senior Eisenhower Defence Fellow (4 months) and 2 Eisenhower Defence Fellows (3 months each). Each fellow receives a stipend to cover his/her travel and living expenses while conducting research at the NDC (please refer to the Terms and Conditions explaining the differences between Fellowships).

Applicants are invited to submit proposals reflecting the priorities and challenges for the Alliance as outlined in the 2010 Strategic Concept and the 2014 Wales Summit Declaration, by completing and forwarding the Application Form to the NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded .

Partnership for Peace (PfP) Fellowships

Two fellowships are made available each year for applicants from PfP countries. Each fellowship lasts four months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover his or her travel expenses and the costs of his or her stay in Rome while conducting research at the NDC. Applicants should be citizens of PfP countries, as specified in the Fellowship Terms and Conditions and the Application Form. They are invited to submit proposals in the area of NATO and Euro-Atlantic security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to the NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from the official website.

Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) Fellowships

Two fellowships are also made available each year for applicants from MD countries. Each fellowship lasts four months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover his or her travel expenses and the costs of his or her stay in Rome while conducting research at the NDC. Applicants should be citizens of partner countries in the Mediterranean Dialogue, as specified in the Fellowship Terms and Conditions and the Application Form. They are invited to submit proposals relating to NATO and Mediterranean security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to the NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from the official website.

Other Military Cooperation (OMC) / Partners Across the Globe (PAG)

 One fellowship is also made available each year for applicants from OMC / PAG countries. This fellowship lasts four months and the fellow receives a stipend to cover his or her travel expenses and the costs of his or her stay in Rome while conducting research at the NDC. Applicants should be citizens of Partner countries, as specified in the Fellowship Terms and Conditions and the Application Form. They are invited to submit proposals relating to NATO and Global Security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to the NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from the official website.

Eligibility

The fellowships are open to researchers from the Member States and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), as well as from the countries that are part of the Partnership for Peace (PfP), Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) and Other Military Cooperation (OMC) / Partners Across the Globe (PAG).

How to Apply

Candidates should complete the attached form at Annex A and return it to the following address:

Mr Eugenio Mengarini
Research Assistant
NATO Defense College (Fellowships) Via Giorgio Pelosi, 1
00143 Rome
Italy
Fax: + 39-06 50525-797
Email: e.mengarini@ndc.nato.int

Applications should reach the NDC before 30 September. The NDC Selection Committee will meet immediately thereafter to select the Fellows for the following year. Only selected candidates will be notified in writing and contacted by midNovember. The Selection Committee will only take into consideration those applications that are accompanied by two recent written references, a certificate of citizenship (ID), the Application Form and a Biography.

Selection Procedure

The NDC Research Fellowship Selection Committee meets in October each year, to review all the applications received. A staff member of NDC Research Division may even contact prospective candidates for further clarification of their applications before that date, but applicants should be aware that a final decision on their application will be made only when the Committee concludes the selection process (by mid-November). The Committee may select up to seven candidates for fellowship positions in the following calendar year: two candidates from PfP countries, two from MD countries, one from OMC/PAG countries and two from NATO countries for the NDC Eisenhower Defence Fellowship. Selected candidates will be notified in writing immediately thereafter and they will receive the latest version of the NDC Fellows' Manual to prepare themselves for their stay at the College in Rome. Due to the large number of applicants, only candidates selected for the Fellowships will be contacted.

NOTE: Research proposals unrelated to NATO will not be taken into consideration.


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Publish Date
May 10, 2016




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