International Security Studies
The Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowships bring outstanding advanced doctoral candidates at other universities to New Haven for a year in residence at ISS. Here, they can take advantage of Yale’s resources and scholars to improve and complete their research. ISS’s weekly colloquium forms the heart of our academic community, and the predoctoral fellows are encouraged to attend regularly and present their work. They receive a $25,000 living stipend, an additional $3,000 of research support to facilitate travel to archives across the globe, and office space at ISS. We seek candidates in the fields of international history, security and strategic studies; if a suitable candidate is available, one of the fellowships is designated for naval and maritime studies.
ISS also hosts one predoctoral fellow in the Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program. We seek a scholar whose work focuses on the role of the United States in global affairs from World War II to the present, including the conduct of U.S. statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Applicants should require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale. The benefits and requirements of the fellowship itself mirror those of the Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellows.
The Kenneth R. Miller, Jr. Fellowship
This fellowship was created in 2004 in honor of Major Kenneth Miller, Jr., U.S. Army Special Forces, who graduated from Yale in 2002. Major Miller, a Foreign Area Officer, died on active duty in June 2003. Supported by the Friends of ISS, this fellowship recognizes his leadership skills, his service to his country, and his contributions to the International Relations and ISS communities at Yale. The fellowship, which offsets the costs of Yale tuition not covered by the recipient’s branch of the armed services, is awarded to active duty U.S. military personnel pursuing a Master’s Degree at Yale.
ISS Marine Corps Fellowship
ISS has been fortunate to host an officer of the Marine Corps since 2012. Through this program, an active high-ranking officer joins ISS for a year in order to study international history and security studies at Yale. The USMC Fellow may take courses related to security studies and public policy while at the same time taking part in ISS’s lively exchange between military and civilian security experts.
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