The International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars (IAF-TIRS), sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, offers tenured academics from a variety of scholarly backgrounds practical experience in the foreign policy–making field. The fellowship is geared toward professors whose research and teaching are connected to peace and security issues and who seek a twelve-month placement at a U.S. federal government agency, in Congress, or with an international organization.
The fellowship helps close the gap between research and practice on peace and security as well as enrich the teaching and scholarship of tenured academics by giving fellows experience as practitioners. The program also benefits policymakers by exposing them to critical scholarly research relevant to the foreign policy and national security issues facing the United States and the world.
The Fellowship Award
The fellowship is for twelve months. The Council on Foreign Relations will match 50 percent of the fellow’s base salary for the academic year (up to a maximum of $80,000 for the year) as well as provide modest assistance for moving expenses for those who need to relocate for the fellowship. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance. No indirect costs can be deducted from the stipend award.
CFR will assist selected fellows in finding a suitable placement for their fellowship year. CFR cannot guarantee placement at any particular agency, office, or organization.
Eligible applicants must be an American citizen and have tenure at a U.S.-based college or university whose research focuses on international relations, peace and security issues, U.S. foreign policy, or other related fields. Applicants must hold a PhD, have a prearranged sabbatical with their home university, and hold U.S. citizenship. Preference will be given to candidates with limited experience working in the U.S. government or with an international organization.
CFR has a longstanding commitment to making the foreign policy community in the United States more representative of American society as a whole and actively seeks fellowship candidates from diverse backgrounds.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online between October 3 and October 31, 2022.