Predoctoral Fellowship in Advanced International Studies

Johns Hopkins University

United States

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship - Kissinger Center

Requisition #: A-81575-2

Status: Full Time

Type: Fellowship

School: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Location City: Washington

Location State: DC

Location Zip Code: 20036

Closing Date: 02/14/2021 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

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General Description

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC is accepting applications for one to two Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Academic Year 2021/2022.

About the Opening

In 2018, Johns Hopkins SAIS partnered with a team of scholar-practitioners from Duke University and University of Texas-Austin to launch the America in the World consortium. That consortium aims to prepare the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and understand American national interests abroad. The fellow will be expected, in addition to pursuing his or her own research and writing, to contribute to the intellectual life of the consortium and participate in its programming.

The successful candidate is expected to be in residence and will be offered a competitive stipend and use of office space in the Kissinger Center in Washington, DC. They will also have access to Johns Hopkins University's libraries and facilities. The fellow will begin their one-year position in July 2021.

About the Center

Established in 2016, the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs (HKC) is home to distinguished faculty of scholars and practitioners working to address some of today's most complex global challenges.

The return of great power politics and emerging new threats - from climate change to artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare - are reshaping international relations. The Kissinger Center aims to deepen our understanding of this changing strategic landscape through an historically-informed, interdisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs. This approach honors the legacy of Henry Kissinger, whose diplomatic achievements and erudition have inspired multiple generations of foreign policy professionals. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the Kissinger Center is uniquely positioned to build on Johns Hopkins SAIS' more than 75 years of excellence in scholarship and public engagement to prepare tomorrow's global leaders.

About Johns Hopkins SAIS

Johns Hopkins SAIS is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, DC. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies; the goal of study at Johns Hopkins SAIS is to prepare students to address the multifaceted policy challenges in the world today.


We are especially interested in receiving applications from those who are interested in research and writing about American grand strategy and foreign policy, broadly defined. We encourage candidates who are pursuing a PhD in history and political science to apply, though applications from other disciplines are welcome. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Application Instructions

All applications should include:

- A letter of application;

- A curriculum vitae (with references);

- Article or writing sample on American grand strategy, broadly defined.

Applications are due by Sunday, February 14, 2021. Decisions will be announced in March 2021. This position is contingent on the availability of funding. Please contact if you have any questions.

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