CSS Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships

Title and linkOrganizationLocationTopicReward and Deadline
National Fellowship ProgramJefferson Scholars FoundationAmerican history, politics, public policy and foreign relations$25,000
Strategy and Policy Fellows ProgramSmith Richardson FundationN/AU.S. foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.$60,000. 6/17/19
The Graduate Scholarship ProgramCentral Intelligence AgencyWashington, DCIntelligence$39,911 - $47,938 per year, benefits. June 15, 2020 for internships in Summer 2021
Doctoral FellowshipGeneva Centre for Security PolicyGeneva, Switzerland Security PolicyAccommodation expenses are covered
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP)National Nuclear Security Administration/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WANuclear security$52,000 per year, ($62,000 for post-doctoral Fellows) + benefits. 10/2/20
Perry World HouseU PennPhiladelphia, PAPower, Technology, and Governance; Urbanization, Migration, and Demography; Boundaries in World Politics $50,000. 1/24/20
Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy Postdoctoral fellowshipsYaleNew Haven, CTStatecraft, diplomacy, grand strategy$55,000
PON Next Generation GrantProgram on Negotiation, Harvard Law SchoolN/ANegotiation and Conflict Resolution$5,000 - $10,000. 5/21/20
NATO Internship ProgrammeNorth Atlantic Treaty OrganizationBrussels, BelgiumInternational Security€800 per month + travel expenses up to €1200
CSIS Pacific Forum Multiple FellowshipsCenter for Strategic and International StudiesVaries (check the website)U.S. Foreign Policy (East Asia)Varies.
David M. Rubenstein Fellowship ProgramBrookings InstitutionVaries (check the website)Foreign Policy Unspecified
Ernest May Fellowship in History and PolicyBelfer Center at Harvard Kennedy SchoolCambridge, MAStrategic Studies (History)$40,000 for Postdocs; $29 for pre-doctoral fellows. 1/15/20
Institute for National Strategic Studies InternshipInstitute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense UniversityWashington, DCNational SecurityUnpaid. 4/3/20
Foreign and Defense Policy InternshipCato InstituteWashington, DCForeign Policy, National Security$700 per month. Summer applications due by 2/15/20
Fulbright U.S. Student ProgramFulbrightVaries (check the website)VariesVaries, 10/8/20
Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars ProgramYaleNew Haven, CTThe role of the United States in the conduct of statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy.$25,000. See Interfolio for application deadline
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies FellowshipAmerican Council of Learned Societies N/AChina Studies$50,000, 11/6/19
Hitachi International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in JapanCouncil on Foreign RelationsJapanU.S. - Japan relationsAccommodation and living expenses are covered. 10/31/20
Horowitz Foundation GrantHorowitz Foundation for Social PolicyN/ABroad range of policy-relevant topics$7,500. Rolling applications.12/1/20
IISS-Americas Internship ProgramInternational Institute for Strategic StudiesWashington, DCInternational Security, Nuclear non-proliferation and arms controlUnpaid. Rolling applications, Summer due in March
International Security ProgramBelfer Center at Harvard Kennedy SchoolCambridge, MAInternational Security$40,000 for Postdocs; $29 for pre-doctoral fellows. 1/15/20
Junior Research FellowshipTrinity College, CambridgeCambridge, UKBroad range of topics Varies. Rolling applications, 8/29/20
Kennan Institute Billington FellowshipWilson CenterWashington, DCU.S. Foreign Policy towards Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, and the Caucasus$3,500 per month. 5/15/20
Kennan Institute Research InternshipWilson CenterWashington, DCU.S. Foreign Policy (Russia)Paid. 12/31/20
Kennan Institute Title VIII Summer Research FellowshipsWilson CenterWashington, DCU.S. Foreign Policy towards Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, and the Caucasus$3,500 per month, 1/31/20
Managing the AtomBelfer Center at Harvard Kennedy SchoolCambridge, MANuclear Security and Policy$50,000 for Postdocs; $36,000 for pre-doctoral fellows. 1/15/20
Mellon International Dissertation Research FellowshipSocial Science Research CouncilVariesNon-U.S. focused research in Political ScienceDepends on the research plan, $21,000 on average
Multiple Research InternshipsCenter for Strategic and International StudiesWashington, DCU.S. Foreign Policy, Strategic StudiesCheck the website. Rolling applications for each semester.
Next Generation National Security Leaders ProgramCenter for a New American SecurityWashington, DC (visiting)National SecurityNone
Predissertation-Summer Travel GrantsAmerican Council of Learned Societies ChinaChina Studies$5,000, 12/6/20
Roberts FellowshipEisenhower InstituteVIsitingInternational Relations, Government$10,000, 3/20/20
Smith Richardson Foundation and Brady-Johnson Predoctoral FellowshipsYaleNew Haven, CTStatecraft, grand strategy, or naval or maritime history$25,000
Stanton Nuclear SecurityBelfer Center at Harvard Kennedy SchoolCambridge, MANuclear Security and Policy$62,000, 1/15/20
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows ProgramRAND CorporationSanta Monica, CA; Washington, DC; or Pittsburgh, PANuclear securityPredoctoral $50,000; Postdoctoral$80,000; junior faculty $110,000.
Summer InternshipNational Geospatial-Intelligence AgencySpringfield, AIntelligencePaid. Applications for Summer 2021 due in Fall 2020.
Summer InternshipInstitute for Science and International SecurityWashington, DCNuclear SecurityUnpaid. 4/15/20
Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR)SWPVaries (check the website)International relations, Peace and Security€1800 per month + benefits. 2/1/20
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Post-doctoral FellowshipDickey Center, Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NHU.S. Foreign Policy, International Security1/3/20
Volunteer Internship, U.S. Foreign Policy (multiple)Council on Foreign RelationsNew York or Washington, DCU.S. Foreign PolicyUnpaid, posted in February
World Politics and Statecraft FellowshipSmith Richardson FundationN/AU.S. foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history$7,500. 10/7/20.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace FellowshipMultipleWashington, DCPeace and security$3,100 per month. 2/7/20.
Boren FellowshipNational Security Education ProgramVaries (check the website)National SecurityUp to $30,000. 1/29/20
Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Fellows ProgramHarvard/MITCambridge, MAU.S. grand strategy and foreign policy$55,000 Predoctoral, $75,000 Post-doctoral
Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement GrantsNational Science FoundationN/AInternational Relations, Political Science, American GovernmentVaries. 6/15/20.
Graduate Student Summer Associate ProgramRAND CorporationDepending on the area of studies: Santa Monica, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, or BostonNational Security, Terrorism and Homeland Security, International Affaris$13,500. 10/19/2019
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Scholars ProgramThe Harvard Academy for International and Area StudiesCambridge, MAInternational Relations, Area Studies10/1/20
Center for Political-Military Analysis non-resident internshipHudson Institute—-Foreign Policy, National Security, IntelligenceUnpaid. Rolling applications
Joseph S. Nye Internship programCenter for a New American Security (CNAS)Washington, DCNational Security$1,500 per month. Spring and Fall internships.
Multiple internshipsInstitute for the Study of WarWashington, DCSecurity StudiesUnpaid. Rolling applications for each semester.
SWP InternshipGerman Institute for International and Security AffairsBerlin, GermanyInternational Security€300 per month. 3/31/20 for Summer session.
Fall, Spring and Summer InternshipsBrookings InstitutionMultiple (Check the website)Foreign Policy Varies. Rolling based on semester.
Dissertation GrantCharles Koch Foundation N/ABroad range of policy-relevant topics$5,000. Rolling applications.
Post-doctoral Fellowship GrantCharles Koch FoundationVaries (check the website)Broad range of policy-relevant topicsVaries
Travel GrantsCharles Koch FoundationN/ABroad range of policy-relevant topicsVaries
Kennan Institute Title VIII Research FellowshipsWilson CenterWashington, DCU.S. Foreign Policy towards Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, and the Caucasus$3,500 per month, 1/31/20