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Professor of History, Montgomery College
July 1, 2020
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2022-2023 CFR International Affairs Fellowships

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking fellowship applicants for the 2022–2023 academic year. The programs offer unique opportunities, domestic and overseas, for accomplished mid and senior career professionals. Selected fellows broaden their foreign policy experience by spending their fellowships in public service or research environments. Applications are due by October 31, 2021.

The International Affairs Fellowship is the hallmark fellowship program of CFR. It provides individuals the opportunity to spend one year in policy oriented environments. The program awards a stipend of $105,000 and a modest travel allowance.

The International Affairs Fellowship in Canada sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, provides selected fellows the opportunity to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution working on U.S.-Canada relations. It awards a stipend of $95,000.

The International Affairs Fellowship in India affords fellows with the opportunity to spend three to twelve months conducting research on India and U.S. relations. It is aimed at professionals who have had little prior experience in India. It awards a stipend of $90,000.

Interested candidates should visit www.cfr.org/fellowships and reach out to [email protected] with any questions.


Director CBWNP/Senior Scientist
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Position Summary:
Reporting to the CNS Deputy Director, the Director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program (CBWNP) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CBWNP and supervision of the Program's staff and research assistants. As Senior Scientist, she/he develops and writes grant proposals and reports, conducts research projects, teaches lecture and seminar courses, and develops and conducts training activities. This is a full-time staff position.

The director will be expected to:

  1. Direct and manage the general research and training activities of the Chemical and Biological Nonproliferation Program at the Center.
  2. Conduct and publish significant research on issues related to CBW proliferation/terrorism and strategies for their control, and/or on global public health policy
  3. Present CNS seminars in their area of specialization.
  4. Teach and lecture in their area of specialization at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  5. Develop and secure new projects from multiple funders for the Chemical and Biological Nonproliferation Program

General Responsibilities:

  • Manages the CBWNP, including supervising its staff members, graduate research assistants, and interns.
  • Provides leadership for the CBWNP’s unique research program.
  • Generates original ideas that will constitute the basis for proposals for research projects pertaining to biological and chemical weapons, warfare, terrorism, and arms control. This includes public health research in-so-far that biological and chemical incidents can become public health emergencies or, even, disasters, necessitating a wide-ranging response by first responders, public health agencies, and recovery agencies.
  • Writes grant proposals and leads fundraising efforts for the program.
  • Provides expert assistance to ongoing or planned projects by other CNS programs that include CBW or public health components.
  • Reviews research results and draft publications created by CBWNP staff members to make sure that they adhere to program goals and deadlines, and that their products are of high quality and accuracy.
  • Offers lectures on CBW topics for visiting fellows, interns, and students.
  • Offers one or more lecture or seminar courses per academic year to MIIS students.
  • Liaises with professionals at the Monterey County Health Department and the California Department of Public Health in order to plan and conduct training exercises and develop preparedness and response plans to meet the challenges of future CBW emergencies.
  • Publishes books, reports, articles, and op-eds on CBW arms control and proliferation issues.
  • Presents research findings at international and domestic conferences and workshops.


Ph.D. or MD with 15 years of experience working the field of biological and chemical weapons nonproliferation and/or global health security issues


  • At least 15 years of experience relevant to biological and chemical disciplines, arms control, nonproliferation, and global health security.
  • Substantial experience with managing research teams.
  • An excellent publication record.
  • Knowledge of public health issues and global health security.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language (desirable).

To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/2342560

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