Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship on Statecraft, Diplomacy, and Grand Strategy

The Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program awards one postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for one year and renewable for one additional year.

Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. Kissinger Visiting Scholars are expected to use the time to conduct original research and write manuscripts for publication, focused on the role of the United States in the conduct of statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale.

Kissinger Visiting Scholars will also work with an active academic community of post-doctoral associate fellows and pre-doctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines. A member of the Yale faculty will serve as a mentor during the fellowship and will meet with the fellow on a regular basis. Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars may teach small seminars if desired, participate regularly in research colloquia on campus, and are granted opportunities to present their work. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Program in Grand Strategy, International Security Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs by participating in their activities and development. Offices are located on Yale’s campus.

The Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy was founded upon the 2011 donation of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s papers to Yale. A program of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, in conjunction with International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, the Center brings academics and practitioners to Yale as Kissinger Visiting Scholars and Kissinger Senior Fellows, as well as hosts an annual conference a range of other activities relating to international affairs.


Recent Ph.D. in relevant field. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2017.

Application date
15 Dec 2016
1 year, renewable
America United States New England
Humanities History Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences International Relations Political science
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Grants available