Duke University, Department of Political Science

Fellowship ID:Duke-Department of Political Science-PREDOC [#20481]
Fellowship Title: Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Other
Location:Various locations, United States
Subject Areas: History
Political Science / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/11/11, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2021/12/31)

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

America in the World Consortium 2022-23 Fellowships

The America in the World Consortium at Duke University, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications from current Ph.D. students for its Predoctoral Fellowship Program.

The America in the World Consortium (AWC) is a dynamic partnership of universities seeking to create a more vibrant debate among policy-interested scholars about America’s role in the world. We are committed to preparing the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and advance American national interests abroad. AWC prioritizes an intellectually diverse research community and supports fellows across a variety of disciplines.
About the America in the World Consortium Fellows Program:
In 2018, a team of scholar-practitioners from Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Texas at Austin launched a new consortium designed to better prepare the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and advance American national interests abroad.
AWC offers pre-doctoral fellowships to advanced Ph.D. students to live and work at one of the three partner institutions for one year:

  • Duke University, American Grand Strategy (AGS) Program.
  • Johns Hopkins University, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center for National Security
Applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on American grand strategy, broadly defined, are welcome to apply.  However, preference will be given to applicants pursuing a doctorate in political science, public policy, or history whose research has a strong connection to policy.  Applicants need to have passed their qualifying exams and advanced to doctoral candidacy at the time of application. 
Fellows will spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at their institution. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the host institution’s programs and activities. The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, access to campus facilities, and a wide range of resources on-campus.

How to Apply: 
Please submit the following items to begin your application on Academic Jobs Online:

  • Cover Letter.  In the cover letter, stipulate which consortium school or schools the candidate would wish to reside at during the fellowship.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate school transcript
  • Names of 3 referees who would write a letter of recommendation if we asked them to
  • Article or writing sample representing an existing contribution to the field of American grand strategy, broadly defined.
Applications are due no later than Friday, December 31, 2021 (11:59 p.m. EST). Direct any questions to Alexandra Townsend, the America in the World Consortium Program Manager, at alexandra.townsend@duke.edu.

Individuals enrolled in a PhD program and who have passed their comprehensives/preliminary/qualifying exams so as to be in the dissertation writing phase.

Contact Name: 
Alexandra Townsend

Contact Email: 

Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, December 31, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
Department of Political Science
Duke University
140 Science Drive
Box 90204
Durham, NC 27708-0204