Cambridge, MA – Former Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School as the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As Secretary of Defense, Carter, a physicist, became known for pushing the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box” in order to transform the way the military fought adversaries and strengthened alliances, managed its budget and talent, developed its technology, and more. He will now lead the Belfer Center’s programs and will focus his scholarship on the role of innovation and technology in addressing challenges at home and around the world.
Applicants should identify one or more faculty members at Harvard who could serve as mentors and identify the new work they plan to do as part of this fellowship.
Fellows are provided with a stipend, benefits, and some support for research and travel expenses. Each fellow, in consultation with Program Director Dan Schrag, will be assigned a faculty mentor affiliated with STPP to supervise his or her research. We anticipate that the mentors will be active participants in the research activities.
There is no stipend information available for this fellowship.
- CV/ Resume
- Unofficial transcript (pre-doctoral fellow applicants only)
- Research statement (3–5 pages)
- Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
- Should be one published or unpublished piece written by the applicant (co-authored pieces not accepted) in English that will demonstrate his/her English-language writing ability
- Can be a journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, white paper, etc. you have produced in your field
- Contact information for 3 recommenders submitting letters on your behalf