Postdoctoral & Predoctoral Fellowships

Predoctoral Fellowships

International Security Studies at Yale (ISS) awards up to two Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowships each spring.  These fellowships begin each September with a term of one academic year.

The Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowship is designed for advanced doctoral candidates from universities other than Yale.  Awardees are given an opportunity to interact with the ISS community and take advantage of Yale’s unique academic resources.  The fellowship targets students in the field of security studies, with an emphasis on international, diplomatic, or military history. 

Fellows must be in residence in New Haven or its environs during their fellowship year.  Eligible candidates will have completed the archival research for their doctoral dissertation, and winners will be expected to use the award to make substantial progress in writing their dissertation.  Applications from non-U.S. citizens are welcome, but successful applicants bear final responsibility for all immigration-related issues.

The stipend is $24,000 per year, with an additional $3,000 in research expenses.  ISS provides each fellow with shared office space and single membership in the Yale Health Plan if the fellow’s home institution does not provide transportable health coverage.  Fellows will not be eligible for Yale financial aid or degrees, nor will they be allowed to take or teach classes.

Please submit a vita, a 3-5-page research proposal (describing your work and how the fellowship will be used), transcripts, a short (no more than 50 page) writing sample, and three letters of reference (one should be from the applicant’s dissertation advisor) to: Igor Biryukov, Senior Administrative Assistant, International Security Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208353, New Haven, CT 06520-8353.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is the first Friday of March.  Finalists may be asked to visit Yale for an on-campus interview, or to participate in a telephone interview.  Yale University is an AA/EOE.  Female, minority, and handicapped candidates, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For more information e-mail Igor Biryukov.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, which operates under the auspices of International Security Studies, awards one or more Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellowships each spring.  These fellowships begin each September with a term of one academic year.  By mutual agreement of the fellow and ISS, the fellowship may be renewable for a second year.

These fellowships will provide opportunities for research and teaching in the field of “grand strategy” broadly defined.  Fellows must be in residence at Yale, and must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation before the appointment begins.  The Program welcomes applications from both mid-career and junior scholars.  Scholars who have previously held an ISS fellowship are eligible to apply.

Fellows will be expected to conduct their own research and to teach at least one course on a subject relevant to grand strategy during each year in which they hold the fellowship. The stipend will be at least $50,000.  The fellowship will provide shared office space and access to Yale facilities as well as membership in the Yale Health Plan.

Please submit vita, a 5-page research proposal (describing how the fellowship will be used), transcripts, a short (no more than 50 page) writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Igor Biryukov, Senior Administrative Assistant, International Security Studies, Yale University, P.O. Box 208353, New Haven, CT 06520-8353.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 15.  Finalists may be asked to visit Yale for an on-campus interview, or to participate in a telephone interview. Yale University is an AA/EOE. Female, minority and handicapped candidates, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For more information e-mail Igor Biryukov.