Predoctoral Fellowships

The Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowships bring outstanding advanced doctoral candidates at other universities to New Haven for a year in residence at ISS. Here, they can take advantage of Yale’s resources and scholars to improve and complete their research. ISS’s weekly colloquium forms the heart of our academic community, and the predoctoral fellows are encouraged to attend regularly and present their work. They receive a $25,000 living stipend, an additional $3,000 of research support to facilitate travel to archives across the globe, and office space at ISS. We seek candidates in the fields of international history, security and strategic studies; if a suitable candidate is available, one of the fellowships is designated for naval and maritime studies.

Starting in 2017, ISS will also host one predoctoral fellow in the Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program. Please see the website of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy for details. Information about the current fellows can be found here.

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year will open in late January 2018.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowships provide recent Ph.D. graduates with the opportunity to conduct research in the field of grand strategy, broadly defined. The Fellowships are funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. Each fellow receives a stipend of $55,000, research funding of $5,000, and office space at ISS. Additionally, fellows are given the chance to present their work at the weekly ISS colloquium. ISS also supports its fellows as they negotiate the job market, providing opportunities to give mock job talks and interviews and connecting them with Yale’s academic networks and resources.

Starting in 2017, ISS will also host one postdoctoral fellow in the Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program. Please see the website of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy for details. Information about the current postdoctoral fellows can be found here.

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year will open in late November 2017. 

The Kenneth R. Miller, Jr. Fellowship

This fellowship was created in 2004 in honor of Major Kenneth Miller, Jr., U.S. Army Special Forces, who graduated from Yale in 2002. Major Miller, a Foreign Area Officer, died on active duty in June 2003. Supported by the Friends of ISS, this fellowship recognizes his leadership skills, his service to his country, and his contributions to the International Relations and ISS communities at Yale. The fellowship, which offsets the costs of Yale tuition not covered by the recipient’s branch of the armed services, is awarded to active duty U.S. military personnel pursuing a Master’s Degree at Yale.

ISS Marine Corps Fellowship

ISS has been fortunate to host an officer of the Marine Corps since 2012. Through this program, an active high-ranking officer joins ISS for a year in order to study international history and security studies at Yale. The USMC Fellow may take courses related to security studies and public policy while at the same time taking part in ISS’s lively exchange between military and civilian security experts.

Information about the current Marine Corps Fellow can be found here.