Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship Program

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Foreign and Defense Policy


The American Enterprise Institute is inviting candidates to apply for an open scholar position in the Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship Program in Foreign and Defense Policy Studies. The program is open to mid-career academics, government, and civilian professionals in foreign policy and security studies who are looking for an opportunity to deepen their work.


The application period commences on May 1, 2024. The program begins in September 2024, although the starting date for new Jeane Kirkpatrick scholars is negotiable to accommodate existing personal and professional obligations. The program’s duration is one year from the start date, with the possibility of a one-year extension. 


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


Fellowship Benefits:

Guided by the belief that American liberties are best preserved by a robust national defense and US global leadership, senior research fellows will conduct in-depth research to produce policy recommendations intended to enhance American security and interests. 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.


Application Process:

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.


Join Us:

The Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellowship Program presents an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to national discourse and shape the future of foreign and defense policy. AEI offers a salary of $85,000 for scholars.


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