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Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program at Harvard Kennedy School 2019/20, USA

Harvard University


Deadline:

January 15, 2019, 11:59


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Stanton Nuclear Security

The purpose of the Stanton Nuclear Security fellowships is to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues. Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows are joint International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom research fellows.

Programs and Projects: International Security, Managing the Atom

ForPh.D. Recipients and Junior Faculty

Length1 Academic Year (10 Months)

Application Deadline

The 2019–2020 fellowship application period will open on December 18, 2018. The application period will close at 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2019. All recommendation letters will be due on February 1, 2019. Decisions will be announced by March 29, 2019.

The International Security Program participates in the nuclear security fellowship program funded by the Stanton Foundation.

Frank Stanton, the president of CBS News from 1946-1971, established The Stanton Foundation. During his 25 years at the network's helm, Stanton turned an also-ran radio network into a broadcasting powerhouse. Stanton died in 2006, aged 98 years.

According to information provided by the foundation, Stanton was a strong defender of free speech and was determined to use television as an "instrument of civic education." For example, in 1960, he supported the first televised presidential debates with Richard Nixon and John Kennedy, which required a special act of Congress before they could proceed. These debates were credited with helping Kennedy win the presidency, and have since become a staple of U.S. presidential campaigns.

Throughout his life, Stanton was interested in international security and U.S. foreign policy. He served on several presidential commissions charged with preparing the United States for the challenges of living in a nuclear world. In 1954, Dwight Eisenhower appointed Stanton to a committee convened to develop the first comprehensive plan for the nation's survival of the following a nuclear attack. Stanton was responsible for developing plans for national and international communication in the aftermath of a nuclear incident. According to a statement from the foundation, "The Stanton Foundation aims, through its support of the Nuclear Security Fellows program, to perpetuate his efforts to meet [such] challenges."

Expectations

Fellows are expected to produce a written product at the end of the fellowship (e.g. an article, report, or book). Suitable topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Nuclear terrorism
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear force posture
  • Nuclear energy as it relates to nuclear security

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows must be in residence for the duration of their fellowships.

Stipend Information

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowships offer ten-month stipends of 62,000 USD to post­doctoral research fellows, and stipends for junior faculty fellows will be awarded on a case-by-case basis and be commensurate with experience. These are benefits-eligible fellowships.

Application Requirements

  • CV/ Resume
  • Research statement (3–5 pages)
  • Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
    • Should be one published or unpublished piece written by the applicant (co-authored pieces not accepted) in English that will demonstrate his/her English-language writing ability
    • Can be a journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, white paper, etc. you have produced in your field
  • Contact information for 3 recommenders submitting letters on your behalf
Eligibility
 
Postdoctoral and junior faculty applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the past five years. Junior faculty applicants must hold a tenure-track position. All eligible fellowship applicants to the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom with a nuclear focus will be considered for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship.
 
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Publish Date
December 19, 2018




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