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Job Title: Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (For Post-Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty Members)
Location: Santa Monica, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC
Job Type: Internship/Externship
Overview of RAND
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,950 people from more than 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $345 million.
RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Our research is sponsored by government agencies, international organizations, and foundations. We rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.
The RAND Corporation is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is January 21, 2020.
The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security related topics by supporting interdisciplinary research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues.
Fellows carry out a year-long period of independent research. During their RAND tenure, fellows are expected to produce policy-relevant studies that contribute to the general body of knowledge on nuclear security. Fellows are located at one of three U.S. RAND offices: Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; or Pittsburgh, PA. Doctoral students will receive a $50,000 stipend, post-doctoral fellows will receive an $80,000 stipend, and junior faculty fellows will receive a $110,000 stipend.
Preference will go to candidates who are post-doctoral students or tenure track junior faculty members. Doctoral students may be considered if they have a well-defined dissertation topic in the field of nuclear security and are enrolled in a widely recognized graduate program, and must include as part of their application at least three dissertation chapters (that have been approved by the candidate’s adviser for submission). Junior faculty at law schools or with a law degree as their terminal degree are eligible. Prior experience is broadly defined to include disciplines such as nuclear policy, security, engineering, physics, and related fields.
Doctorate (JD, PhD, etc.)
Santa Monica, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC
ApplyFor additional information, please contact:
Ms. Sarah Harting
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
United States of America
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (703) 413-1100, ext. 5675
RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear-armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. While in residence full time at CFR, selected fellows will lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy-relevant document.
The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. Payment will be made in twelve equal monthly installments. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.
The deadline to apply for the Fellowship is December 15, 2019. Program details, eligibility requirements, and the online application can be found online at: https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/stanton-nuclear-security-fellowship. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].
How to Apply
You can apply for this position online at https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/stanton-nuclear-security-fellowship.
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