Clements Center Predoctoral Fellowship

Consistent with the Clements Center’s emphasis on history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants pursuing a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component of any era, from ancient to modern. This fellowship is designed to help expedite dissertation completion, so applicants should be in the dissertation writing phase and within one year (or in exceptional cases two years) of anticipated dissertation submission. 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 the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. Each appointment is for one year.


Applications open on October 16th, 2023. Applicants should submit a current C.V, cover letter, graduate school transcripts, a brief (no more than two-page, single-spaced) research statement, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants whose research addresses the Indo-Pacific region’s increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and security should indicate whether they want to be considered for the Predoctoral Fellowship at the Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program. Applications are due no later than January 26, 2024. Please direct any questions to Emily Burch, the Clements Center’s Administrative Program Coordinator, at

Applications are due by Friday, 26 January 2024 at midnight EST.

Applicants will need to submit a C.V., cover letter and a brief statement of proposed research.

Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendation and graduate school transcripts.