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Current Opportunities


Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow

The RAND Corporation is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is January 18, 2022.

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security related topics by supporting interdisciplinary research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues.

Fellows carry out a year-long period of independent research. During their RAND tenure, fellows are expected to produce policy-relevant studies that contribute to the general body of knowledge on nuclear security. Fellows are located at one of three U.S. RAND offices: Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; or Pittsburgh, PA. Doctoral students will receive a $60,000 stipend, post-doctoral fellows will receive an $96,000 stipend, and junior faculty fellows will receive a $132,000 stipend.


Preference will go to candidates who are post-doctoral students or tenure track junior faculty members. Doctoral students may be considered if they have a well-defined dissertation topic in the field of nuclear security and are enrolled in a widely recognized graduate program, and must include as part of their application at least three dissertation chapters (that have been approved by the candidate’s adviser for submission). Junior faculty at law schools or with a law degree as their terminal degree are eligible. Prior experience is broadly defined to include disciplines such as nuclear policy, security, engineering, physics, and related fields.


Doctorate (JD, PhD, etc.)


Santa Monica, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC

For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Sarah Harting
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
United States of America
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (703) 413-1100, ext. 5675

Please refer to the following link to proceed with the application process:



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Council on Foreign Relations Seeking 2022-2023 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Applicants

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. While in residence full time at CFR, selected fellows will lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy-relevant document.

Fellowship Award

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.


The deadline to apply is December 15, 2021. Program details, eligibility requirements, and the online application can be found online at: https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/stanton-nuclear-security-fellowship. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].

How to Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/stanton-nuclear-security-fellowship.



Director CBWNP/Senior Scientist
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Position Summary:
Reporting to the CNS Deputy Director, the Director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program (CBWNP) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CBWNP and supervision of the Program's staff and research assistants. As Senior Scientist, she/he develops and writes grant proposals and reports, conducts research projects, teaches lecture and seminar courses, and develops and conducts training activities. This is a full-time staff position.

The director will be expected to:

  1. Direct and manage the general research and training activities of the Chemical and Biological Nonproliferation Program at the Center.
  2. Conduct and publish significant research on issues related to CBW proliferation/terrorism and strategies for their control, and/or on global public health policy
  3. Present CNS seminars in their area of specialization.
  4. Teach and lecture in their area of specialization at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  5. Develop and secure new projects from multiple funders for the Chemical and Biological Nonproliferation Program

General Responsibilities:

  • Manages the CBWNP, including supervising its staff members, graduate research assistants, and interns.
  • Provides leadership for the CBWNP’s unique research program.
  • Generates original ideas that will constitute the basis for proposals for research projects pertaining to biological and chemical weapons, warfare, terrorism, and arms control. This includes public health research in-so-far that biological and chemical incidents can become public health emergencies or, even, disasters, necessitating a wide-ranging response by first responders, public health agencies, and recovery agencies.
  • Writes grant proposals and leads fundraising efforts for the program.
  • Provides expert assistance to ongoing or planned projects by other CNS programs that include CBW or public health components.
  • Reviews research results and draft publications created by CBWNP staff members to make sure that they adhere to program goals and deadlines, and that their products are of high quality and accuracy.
  • Offers lectures on CBW topics for visiting fellows, interns, and students.
  • Offers one or more lecture or seminar courses per academic year to MIIS students.
  • Liaises with professionals at the Monterey County Health Department and the California Department of Public Health in order to plan and conduct training exercises and develop preparedness and response plans to meet the challenges of future CBW emergencies.
  • Publishes books, reports, articles, and op-eds on CBW arms control and proliferation issues.
  • Presents research findings at international and domestic conferences and workshops.


Ph.D. or MD with 15 years of experience working the field of biological and chemical weapons nonproliferation and/or global health security issues


  • At least 15 years of experience relevant to biological and chemical disciplines, arms control, nonproliferation, and global health security.
  • Substantial experience with managing research teams.
  • An excellent publication record.
  • Knowledge of public health issues and global health security.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language (desirable).

To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/2342560

Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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