International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars

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Website Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign Relations

The 2021-2022 International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars (IAF-TIRS) offers professors from a variety of academic backgrounds practical experience in the foreign policy-making field, providing them with an opportunity to spend their sabbatical year working at a U.S. government agency, in Congress, or with an international organization.

The IAF-TIRS program helps close the gap between research and practice, enriching both teaching and scholarship by enabling fellows to become practitioners. The program also benefits policymakers by exposing them to critical scholarly research relevant to the foreign policy and national security issues facing the United States and the world. Tenured faculty with perspectives on international relations or foreign policy from the humanities, social sciences, legal, economics, regional studies, and other academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is for twelve months. Fellows begin their placements typically between June and September the following year. The Council on Foreign Relations will match 50 percent of the fellow’s base salary for the academic year (up to a maximum of $80,000 for the year) as well as provide modest assistance for moving expenses for those who need to relocate for the fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be tenured faculty based at a U.S.-based college or university whose research and teaching focuses on international relations, peace and security issues, or U.S. foreign policy.
  • Applicants must have arranged a paid sabbatical with their home university.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD.

Please note: fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance. No indirect costs can be deducted from the stipend award.

Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online between now and October 31, 2020 (please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application) at https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship-tenured-international-relations-scholars.

Questions regarding the fellowship? Email [email protected] or call 202.509.8449.

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