Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship and Scholars Program
Posted on Dec 15, 2018 by American Enterprise Institute
The American Enterprise Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship and Scholars Program in foreign and defense policy studies for the academic year beginning in the fall of 2019. AEI offers a salary of $60,000 for fellows and $80,000 for scholars. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2019. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.FellowsTwo Jeane Kirkpatrick fellows will be selected for two-year terms in AEI's foreign and defense policy department. Guided by the belief that American liberties are best preserved by a robust national defense and US global leadership, these fellows will conduct in-depth research to produce policy recommendations intended to enhance American security and interests.Fellows will have the opportunity to work alongside senior resident scholars in AEI's foreign and defense policy department. Additionally, AEI will assist fellows in developing and disseminating their research by providing the support and training needed to publish serious longer works, place their work in the nation's most-read publications, brief policymakers, and host public and private events at the Institute.The program is open to exceptional doctoral students who have finished their coursework and whose thesis work is in an area of interest and relevance to AEI's foreign and defense policy scholars, young scholars who have finished their Ph.D. dissertation and are looking for an opportunity to deepen and expand on their work, and junior faculty who seek to apply their scholarly interests to the public policy realm.Qualified applicants should apply at and submit a resume and a 1,000-word statement addressing academic interests, how this fellowship will enhance their professional goals, and which scholars they would like to work with in AEI's foreign and defense policy department. In your application, please specify that you would like to apply for the Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship.ScholarsThe Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Scholars Program offers midcareer academics and professionals the opportunity to apply their scholarly interests to the public policy realm.The American Enterprise Institute's foreign and defense policy studies department is seeking scholars who can engage in rigorous, policy-orientated projects and collaborate with AEI's resident scholars and fellows. These positions are one-year appointments, which will be reviewed and assessed annually. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.Kirkpatrick visiting scholars will have the opportunity to leverage AEI's communications team to better disseminate their research, including by placing work in the nation's most-read publications, testifying and briefing congressional leaders, and hosting public and private events at the institute.The program is open to midcareer academics on full-time or part-time sabbatical from their universities and midcareer government or civilian professionals.Qualified applicants should apply at and submit a resume and a 1,000-word proposal outlining a research project and its relevance to public policy. In your application, please specify that you would like to apply for the Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Scholars Program.About AEIThe American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars' conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.
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