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RAND Corporation Transatlantic Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Brief Description

Interested in applying for the fellowship? RAND Corporation has put forward an amazing fellowship named as The Transatlantic Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security. The program is funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and the participating institutes. The program is open to all candidates who have recently received their doctorate in social and political sciences or economics and whose research focuses on topics of international relations and/or international peace and security issues. The fellowship aims to involve fellows actively in the work and research of leading international think tanks. Winner’s candidates will receive a monthly stipend, allowance for health insurance and one-time travel allowance.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. The mission of the organization is to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.


  • To be eligible for the Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship, candidates must have successfully defended their Ph.D. by the start of the program (October 1, 2017)
  • Candidates must have a strong interest in working in a policy-oriented international environment and must demonstrate their ability to do so by excellence in academic work on relevant international issues
  • Applicants must either be citizens of the U.S., Canada or Europe (in a broader geographical definition) OR must have resided in the U.S., Canada or Europe at least for two-and-a-half years in the five years before the application deadline

How to Apply:

Applications should contain:

  • A 2500 word (maximum) research statement (excluding footnotes) that outlines a proposal for a project that would offer policy-relevant insights into a key international policy question using a clear analytical framework. The statement should also touch on the relationship with the candidate’s past academic work (research proposal). This does not have to be limited to transatlantic issues.
  • A letter of motivation, maximum 1 page / 400 words.
  • A concise Curriculum Vita with a list of principal publications (max. four pages in total). Please state your citizenship if you are U.S., Canadian or European citizen OR details about your residency there (see above).
  • Two letters of recommendation (attached to your application or separately sent by your referees).

 Submitting Details: 

All files, including letters of recommendation, should be sent in English language and in PDF format to tapir-at-swp-berlin.org.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

The fellowship consists of:

  • A monthly stipend of Euro 1.800,00
  • A monthly allowance for health insurance of Euro 200,00
  • And a one-time travel allowance of Euro 3.500,00 for travel to and from the host institutions

Application Deadline:

All applications must be received by Monday, February 27, 2017.

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Contact Information:

If you have any question, email at: Christopher_Chivvis-at-rand.org



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