Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute
March 4–10, 2018
Applications are due no later than October 15th, 2017at 23:59 EST.
The continued proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing security issues of our time. A deeper knowledge of the past can improve how we approach the nuclear challenges of today and tomorrow.
The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute (APNHI) is an intensive, one-week immersion course in the international history of nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific region. This course, led by world-class historians and leading experts, will provide in-depth instruction and discussion on the evolution of nuclear technology, the origins and development of deterrence and extended deterrence theory, regional nonproliferation issues, and nuclear strategy.
The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews, and other empirical sources.
Applications will be accepted from:
- Persons enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field, who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear issues
- Persons who have completed an M.A. degree in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field, who are considering a Ph.D. in one of the above fields.
- Persons who have completed a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field within the past two years, who have specialized on a topic related to nuclear proliferation.
Applications from young scholars living and studying in the Asia-Pacific region are especially encouraged.
How to Apply
Applications are due no later than October 15th at 23:59 EST.
Required application materials include:
- A brief resume or CV (maximum 2 pages);
- An applicant reference form from a professor, supervisor, or senior professional colleague who knows you well. Completed forms should be submitted by the evaluator directly to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- A brief abstract (maximum 200 words) of your current academic research;
- A statement of purpose (approximately 1 page or 400-600 words in length) describing how participating in the Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional, or academic goals;
- A completed application cover sheet.
All application materials must be in English. Please submit each required document as a separate PDF file. Completed applications, evaluations, and questions should be emailed to email@example.com.
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