The Cato Institute is accepting applications for a pre- or post-doctoral fellow position in its defense and foreign policy studies department. Candidates either should be A.B.D. PhD candidates or recent PhDs.
Applicants should be rising scholars in political science, history, or a related field, with demonstrated interest in U.S. foreign and defense policy. Candidates should share the Institute’s commitment to moving U.S. foreign policy toward restraint and prudence. For more information on the nature of Cato’s work on these issues, please visit http://www.cato.org/research/foreign-policy-national-security.
Fellows will write one scholarly paper (8,000-10,000 words) for the Institute on a public policy issue (the paper may or may not be part of the fellow’s dissertation), as well as organize at least two events, author op-eds and blog posts, and take media requests on international security issues. Ideally, the fellow’s work at Cato would overlap considerably with his or her dissertation, making the fellowship useful both for policy research and finishing or refining the candidate’s dissertation.
Fellows will work from the Institute’s Washington, DC offices for the 2013-2014 academic year. Pre-doctoral fellows will receive $35,000 and post-docs will receive $45,000, in addition to health care coverage.
Applicants should submit a C.V. and a journal article length writing sample (as well as an op-ed length sample, if available) to jlogan [at] cato [dot] org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but not after July 1st, 2013, for the 2013-2014 academic year.