CFR International Affairs Fellowships for Mid-Career Scholars and Professionals in USA, 2014/15

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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) offers fellowships for mid-career scholars and professionals in USA. The IAF Program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of twenty-seven and thirty-five who are eligible to work in the United States. The program does not fund pre or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects for which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period. Approximately ten fellowships are awarded annually to highly accomplished individuals who have a capacity for independent work and who are eager to undertake serious foreign policy analysis. The program awards a stipend of $85,000.. Launched in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is a distinguished program offered by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to assist mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. The program aims to strengthen career development by helping outstanding individuals acquire and apply foreign policy skills beyond the scope of their professional and scholarly achievements. The distinctive character of the IAF Program lies in the contrasting professional experiences fellows obtain through their twelve-month appointment. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure..  CFR offers 12 months fellowships for contrasting professional experiences fellows obtain through their appointment.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The program aims to strengthen career development by helping outstanding individuals acquire and apply foreign policy skills beyond the scope of their professional and scholarly achievements. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure.
Who can apply to this scholarship? The IAF Program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of twenty
· seven and thirty
· five who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. While a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre
· or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects for which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The program awards a stipend of $85,000.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. Though deferment is not an option, requests to do so, for up to one year only, will be considered on a case-by-case basis and under special circumstances.
Number of scholarships:  Approximately ten fellowships annually to highly accomplished individuals who have a capacity for independent work and who are eager to undertake serious foreign policy analysis. Approximately half of the selected IAFs each year spend their tenures working full-time in government; the remaining half are placed at academic institutions, think tanks, or nonprofit organizations.

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