America in the World Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship

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. AWC seeks Postdoctoral Fellows for in-residence positions beginning in August 2024. Applicants will be considered for up to six (6) fellowship positions for up to two (2) years in residence at one of the four partner institutions:

· Duke University, Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS)
· Johns Hopkins University, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS
· University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center for National Security
· University of Florida, Alexander Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education

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 history, political science, public policy, classics, and political philosophy 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 $72,000, 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.


Applicants are required to have received a Ph.D. by August 1, 2024, in a relevant field, such as history, political science, public policy, classics, or political philosophy. Applicants who have received a Ph.D. in language studies, area studies, or other related fields may be considered if their research explicitly engages U.S. foreign policy.

Applications are due no later than Friday, January 5, 2024 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Applicants will need to submit a Cover Letter. In the Cover Letter, stipulate which Consortium school or schools the candidate would wish to reside at during the fellowship.

Applicants are required to submit a C.V., graduate school transcript, and the names of 3 referees who would write a letter of recommendation if asked by the review committee.

Applicants are also required to submit an article or writing sample representing an existing contribution to the field of American grand strategy, broadly defined.

Please direct any questions to Drayton Cullen, the America in the World Consortium Program Manager, at