America in the World Consortium Predoctoral 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 offers predoctoral fellowships to advanced Ph.D. students to live and work at one of the four partner institutions for one year:

· 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 pursuing a doctorate in history, political science, public policy, classics, and political philosophy whose research has a strong connection to policy.

Fellows will 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. The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, access to campus facilities, and a wide range of resources on-campus.


Applicants are required to be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program and to have passed their comprehensives/preliminary/qualifying exams and advanced to doctoral candidacy at the time of application.

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