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Post-Doctoral Fellows

The America in the World Consortium (AWC) is a dynamic partnership of universities seeking to create a more vibrant debate among policy-interested scholars about America’s role in the world. We are committed to preparing the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and advance American national interests abroad. AWC prioritizes an intellectually diverse research community and supports fellows across a variety of disciplines.

In 2018, a team of scholar-practitioners from Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Texas at Austin launched a new consortium designed to better prepare the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and advance American national interests abroad.

AWC seeks Post-Doctoral Fellows for in-residence positions beginning in August 2022. Applicants will be considered for up to five (5) fellowship positions for up to two (2) years in residence at one of the three partner institutions:
• Duke University, American Grand Strategy (AGS) Program.
• Johns Hopkins University, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS.
• University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center for National Security

Applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on American grand strategy, broadly defined, are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in political science, public policy, and history whose research has a strong connection to policy.

Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at their institution. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the host institution’s programs and activities. Additional responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the AWC directors. For example, in some cases, Fellows will have the opportunity to teach an undergraduate course.

Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend of $70,000, access to benefits and full use of campus facilities, in addition to other university-specific benefits. The fellowship position will provide funding for a minimum of 12 months and up to 24 months. Fellows will also be given a research fund of $7,500 to cover relocation expenses and legitimate research-related expenses, as needed.

A Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2022 in a related field, such as political science, public policy or history.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)


Submit the following items to begin your application online at:
· Cover Letter. In the cover letter, stipulate which consortium school or schools the candidate would wish to reside at during the fellowship.
· Curriculum Vitae
· Graduate school transcript
· Names of 3 referees who would write a letter of recommendation if we asked them to
· Article or writing sample representing an existing contribution to the field of American grand strategy, broadly defined.