Newsletter 30/01/2017

Careers, Writing  & Funding Opportunities

Online Publication – Contributors needed

ICOSIUM<>, a new student-led online publication has recently been launched. ICOSIUM focuses on Development, Politics and Security in North Africa. ICOSIUM are looking for contributors! If you are interested please email:

Smith Richardson Foundation and  Henry A. Kissinger Pre-doctoral Fellowships

International Security Studies at Yale is accepting applications for three one-year Smith Richardson Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships as well as for one Henry A. Kissinger Pre-doctoral Fellowship during the 2017-18 academic year.

The Smith Richardson Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships are suitable for doctoral students who have completed all coursework, and are working on a doctoral dissertation in the area of history, political science, or related disciplines. We welcome candidates exploring questions of statecraft, grand strategy, or naval or maritime history. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose research addresses questions lasting importance and demonstrates excellence in one of a range of academic disciplines and methodologies. If a suitable candidate is found, one fellowship will be designated to support the maritime and naval studies initiative at International Security Studies. Likewise, pre-doctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must be enrolled in a PhD program, have completed all coursework, and be working on a PhD dissertation focused on the role of the United States in the conduct of statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers<> or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale<>. They will pursue original research for academic publication using these sources.

The application deadline for all positions is 15 March 2017. For more information, please see Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships<> and Henry A. Kissinger Predoctoral Fellowship<>

Online Publication – Call for Contributions

Launched by Dr. Ramon Pacheco-Pardo, the London Asia Pacific Policy Centre (LAPC) Blog is for King’s students to post their thoughts, ideas and analysis on contemporary East Asian and Asia-Pacific affairs. Follow this link<> for the website. Posts should be 500-600 words and focus on contemporary economics, politics, society or a combination of these. Posts may focus on specific event or general trends. The deadline is by the end of January. Please submit your articles to :

Post-Doctoral fellowship in “Innovative Approaches to Grand Strategy”

The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) and the Department of Political Science invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in “Innovative Approaches to Grand Strategy.” By grand strategy, we mean some aspect of where, when, and how states (as well as armed groups) consider using military force among other instruments of statecraft to achieve foreign policy goals, broadly defined. We seek candidates whose work applies the very best scholarship to the most pressing issues facing the United States in the 21st century and does so in a way that broadens the intellectual and practical discussion of the issues in innovative ways. In addition to having first-rate scholarly credentials, the ideal candidate will also have an interest in applying their scholarly work to some aspect of the formulation and implementation of grand strategy. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and modest professional support. The initial appointment is for one year by may be renewed for a second year.

All applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, a brief (10,000 words) writing sample, and have three references letters of support here<>. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on 1 February 2017.



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