Fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation
The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is an interdisciplinary community dedicated to producing policy-relevant, scholarly research on international security problems. It is devoted to teaching and training the next generation of security specialists, and to influencing policymaking in international security. The Center serves as a forum for scholars and security professionals to explore complex international problems and innovative solutions in a collegial and collaborative environment and the fellowship program is an integral part of this mission. CISAC Fellows, Visiting Faculty & Scholars spend the academic year engaged in research and writing and are encouraged to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct research into the scientific and technical aspects of a security topic, as well as work in collaboration with a faculty member.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application period for the 2014-2015 year opens in October.
Areas of Research
Prospective fellows can focus on nuclear weapons policy and nonproliferation; nuclear energy; cybersecurity, cyberwarfare and the furture of the Internet; biosecurity and global health; insurgency, terrorism and homeland security; war and civil conflict; as well as global governance, migration and transnational flows, from norms to criminal trafficking. We welcome other research proposals and will consider applicants from the U.S. and abroad.
CISAC welcomes applicants from academia, the world of public policy and mid-career professionals in the law, the military, government or international organizations.
Anne Harrington, former CISAC nuclear fellow.
CISAC residential fellows are expected to produce a finished piece of writing. For predoctoral fellows, this means finishing dissertation chapters or the dissertation. For postdoctoral fellows, this could be writing articles or making significant progress turning a thesis into a manuscript. For scientists or professionals, this generally means writing a publishable article. Fellows are expected to be on campus throughout the fellowship. They are encouraged to participate in the CISAC community by attending research seminars and by collaborating with colleagues and senior researchers and faculty.
Types of Fellowships
CISAC offers many types of fellowships. Applicants will be considered for all fellowships for which they are eligible. Some existing fellowships include:
is not a fellowship, but a grant to support research by pre- and postdoctoral fellows within CISAC, FSI and Shorenstein APARC, as well as Stanford graduate students, on matters related to Asia.
Contact us with questions at: CISACfellowship@stanford.edu
CISAC Fellowships Coordinator
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Encina Hall, C206-7
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6165