Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship and Scholars Program
Please email Katherine Earle at Katherine.Earle@aei.org with any questions about the opportunities below.
The American Enterprise Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship in foreign and defense policy studies. The first class of fellows will begin at the institute in September 2017.
Two 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 with the goal of producing 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 graduate students who have finished their course work 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 thesis 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 www.aei.org/jobs and submit a resume and a 1,000-word statement addressing academic interests, how this fellowship meshes with their professional goals, and which scholars they would like to work under in AEI’s foreign and defense policy department.
Launched this year, the Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Scholars’ program offers mid-career 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 mid-career academics on full-time or part-time sabbatical from their universities and mid-career government or civilian professionals.
Qualified applicants should apply at www.aei.org/jobs and submit a resume and a 1,000-word proposal outlining a research project and its relevance to public policy.