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The University of California announces a new collaborative initiative between the systemwide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
As a part of the joint-initiative, the institutions invite applications for up to six (6) one-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security.
Technology has always played a central role in international security. Technology shapes the ways states fight during wartime and compete during peacetime. Today, significant advancements in nuclear technology, autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, cyber technology, hypersonic vehicles, additive manufacturing, stealth, precision guidance, and other areas have contributed to a widespread sense that the world is again on the precipice of a new technological era. We seek applicants whose research generates new theoretical and empirical insights into the relationship between technology, national security, and the global security environment.
The fellowship program will be based in Washington D.C for a12-month term in line with the 2021-2022 academic year. Eligible applicants should expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by August 1, 2021.
All Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to dedicate the majority of their time to research and complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Fellows are also expected to plan and regularly participate in all weekly seminars and research colloquia, including the:
Fellows are compensated with a salary of $55,000 plus benefits and a modest research/travel budget.
Applications should include:
The joint program is directed by Prof. Neil Narang, Research Director at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California – Santa Barbara. If you have questions, please direct them to Marie Thiveos ([email protected]). Submit application materials at: https://igcc.ucsd.edu/funding/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-technology-and-international-security.html
The deadline for applications is Mon., February 1, 2021. Awards will be announced in March 2021.
CFR Is Seeking 2021-2022 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Applicants
The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship offers scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC. While in residence full time at CFR, selected fellows will lead a project of their own design, conduct original policy-relevant research, and write at least one policy-relevant document.
Fellowship Duration and Award
The fellowship commences in September 2021, and the program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.
The deadline to apply is Monday, January 4, 2021. Program details, eligibility requirements, and the online application can be found online at: https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/stanton-nuclear-security-fellowship.
How to Apply
You can apply for this position online at https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/stanton-nuclear-security-fellowship.
Please email [email protected].
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 $357 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 19, 2021.
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.)
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