U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College invites applications for the 2017-18 (September-June) Dartmouth Fellows Program in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security. Applicants from all disciplines working on research that bears directly on U.S. foreign policy and international security are welcome to apply. While scholars at all stages of their careers will be considered, applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D or equivalent degree are especially welcomed. Fellows must be in residence during their Fellowship and are asked to participate in Dickey Center seminars and events, co-teach a seminar (with the other fellows and a faculty member), and are invited to take advantage of other Dartmouth activities.

The Dickey Center for International Understanding encompasses War and Peace Studies, the Global Heath Initiative, the Institute for Arctic Studies (an interdisciplinary center for the study of the environment, climate change and policy implications), and new research foci in human development and gender. Researchers with projects that intersect any of these areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

Fellows receive competitive stipends, research support and benefits, comparable to those offered by other fellowship programs. Faculty on leave from their home institutions will receive half of their annual salary, up to $50,000. Dartmouth is an EE/AO employer.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and significance of the proposed research and its relevance to U.S. foreign policy and international security, and the ability of the applicant to benefit from interaction with and mentoring from Dartmouth faculty.

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellows utilize their year at Dartmouth to maximize progress on their research, build contacts with other Fellows, Dartmouth faculty and with policy networks, and contribute to the intellectual life of the College. 

All Fellows are assigned a faculty mentor with whom they meet on a regular basis. Faculty mentors are intended to provide professional advice for career building and integrating into the Dartmouth intellectual community as well as substantive expertise.

Fellows typically will:

  • Give a faculty seminar on the work discussed in the Dickey Center’s seminar series on international politics and foreign policy
  • Present work in the departments of Government, History, and in other seminar series at the College
  • Participate with other Fellows in an undergraduate course, taught with a Dartmouth faculty member.  Fellows also often make guest appearances in other classes,  and interact with undergraduate students in Dickey Center student groups or other organization as interest warrants
  • Participate in events for Fellows organized throughout the year – topics will be determined on the basis of mutual interest and perceived need

One of the motivations of the Fellows program is to help bridge the gap between academic work on U.S. foreign policy and international security and the world of policy. Activities in the fellowship program include:

  • Seminar on Op Eds, reaching out to media
    • Publishing for journals, books
    • Op-Eds
  • Workshop on telling the story of your research/ media training/video production
  • Networking with policy makers, Dickey Center visitors
  • Building professional contacts
  • Washington DC outreach, including policy workshops

In addition, a major goal of the fellowship is to build networks.  Toward that end, the fellowship seeks to nurture connections among Fellows and between them and practitioners.  After Fellows leave Dartmouth, they should expect to be connected to other alumni via social media and USFP/IS alumni events held in Hanover or Washington.

Application date
3 Jan 2017
10 months
America United States New England
Social sciences International Relations Political science
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years