The Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program awards one predoctoral fellowship funded by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for one year. Predoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must be enrolled in a PhD program, have completed all coursework, and be working on a PhD dissertation focused on the role of the United States in global affairs from World War II to the present, including the conduct of U.S. statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale (http://web.library.yale.edu/digital-collections/kissinger-collection; http://guides.library.yale.edu/american-diplomacy-primary-sources).
Predoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars will also work with an active academic community of post-doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines. A member of the Yale faculty will serve as a mentor during the fellowship and will meet with the fellow on a regular basis.
Predoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars may participate regularly in research colloquia on campus, and are granted opportunities to present their work. Predoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Program in Grand Strategy, International Security Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs by participating in their activities and development. Offices are located on Yale’s campus.
The Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy was founded upon the 2011 donation of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s papers to Yale related to his pre-government, government, and post-government careers (http://news.yale.edu/2011/06/14/yale-receive-kissinger-papers-and-establish-johnson-center-study-american-diplomacy). A program of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, in conjunction with International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, the Center brings academics and practitioners to Yale as Kissinger Visiting Scholars and Kissinger Senior Fellows, as well as hosts an annual conference a range of other activities relating to international affairs.
The stipend is $25,000 per year, with an additional $3,000 in research expenses.
Completion of all course requirements for a Ph.D. in relevant field; active work begun on dissertation.
A complete application includes:
100-word research proposal abstract.
1000-word research proposal, to include an explanation of how access to the Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American foreign relations at Yale would help achieve the goals of your project.
Three letters of recommendation.
Two writing samples, e.g. dissertation chapters or journal articles.
Applications are due through Interfolio by February 15th.
About Yale University
International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale was founded in 1988 and is directed by Professor Nuno Monteiro. Our unit is supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Jewett Foundation, and the Friends of ISS. ISS operates in partnership with the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy.
Although ISS is not a degree-granting program, our faculty members write and teach about numerous aspects of international history and world affairs. Our interests range from high politics and economic change to cultural transfer and nongovernmental activism. We are pedagogical pluralists—interested in explaining the genealogy of modern times, and developing holistic, comprehensive ways to think about the twenty-first century.