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Arctic Initiative

Fellows are expected to pursue research that relates to the priorities of the Arctic Initiative: addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the effects of climate change in the Arctic. A special focus is on exploring to what extent existing governmental and international policies, programs, laws, and regulations are adequate and appropriate to address the evolving challenges and opportunities in the Arctic, and to consider how they can be improved.

International Security Program

The International Security Program develops and trains new talent in security studies by hosting pre- and postdoctoral research fellows. The International Security Program offers fellowships in the following research areas: U.S. defense and foreign policy; grand strategy; diplomacy; nuclear, chemical, and biological–weapons proliferation; managing nuclear technology and materials; chemical and biological weapons proliferation, control, and countermeasures; terrorism; regional security, internal and ethnic conflict; and international relations theory. Applicants whose proposed research focuses on cybersecurity issues, should apply to the Cyber Security Project's fellowship instead.

Iran Project

The Iran Project's fellowship seeks candidates who can make original contributions to the field and push forward a new understanding of Iranian policy-making.

Managing the Atom

The Project on Managing the Atom offers fellowships for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, and mid-career professionals, for one year, with a possibility for renewal. Research topics of interest include aspects of nuclear nonproliferation policy, nuclear weapons strategy, arms control, disarmament processes and verification, the future of nuclear energy, regional conflict and nuclear weapons, security for nuclear weapons and materials, and other issues of nuclear policy.

Middle East Initiative

The Middle East Initiative offers one-year fellowships for research related to Middle Eastern governance and public policy. Priority will be given to applications pursuing one of these five primary areas of focus: (1) democratizing politics; (2) building peace; (3) revitalizing the state; (4) democratizing financial and labor markets; or (5) digital governance. Learn more about this fellowship here.

Recanati-Kaplan Foundation Fellowship

The Recanati-Kaplan Foundation Fellows Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs educates the next generation of thought leaders in national and international intelligence and supports their research to develop policy-relevant knowledge for the most pressing security issues.

Stanton Nuclear Security

The purpose of the Stanton Nuclear Security fellowships is to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues. Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows are joint International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom research fellows.