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The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to producing policy-relevant research on international security topics. It is devoted to research, teaching, and training the next generation of security specialists, to influencing policymaking in international security, and to developing a more informed public discussion. 

The Opportunity

The Center serves as a forum for scholars and professionals to explore complex international problems and innovative solutions in a collegial and collaborative environment. The fellowship program is an integral part of this mission. CISAC Fellows spend the academic year engaged in research and writing, and are encouraged to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct research on the scientific and technical aspects of security topics, as well as to work in collaboration with faculty members. Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are due by Jan. 15, 2016.

Areas of Research

CISAC fellows may focus on any of the following topics: nuclear weapons policy and nonproliferation; nuclear energy; cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, and the future of the Internet; biosecurity and global health; implications of geostrategic shifts; insurgency, terrorism, and homeland security; war and civil conflict; consolidating peace after conflict; as well as global governance, migration, and transnational flows, from norms to criminal trafficking. We welcome other research proposals on international security topics.


CISAC welcomes applicants from academia, the world of public policy, and mid-career professionals in the law, the military, government, or international organizations. CISAC welcomes applications from women, minorities and citizens of all countries. Applicants will be considered for all fellowships for which they are deemed eligible.




CISAC residential fellows are expected to produce a finished piece of writing. For predoctoral fellows, this means finishing dissertation chapters or the dissertation itself. For postdoctoral fellows, this could be writing articles or making significant progress turning a thesis into a manuscript. For scientists or professionals, this generally means writing a publishable article. Fellows are expected to be on campus throughout the fellowship. They are expected to participate in the CISAC community by attending and presenting at research seminars and, when appropriate, by collaborating with colleagues, senior researchers, and faculty. 

Fellowship Categories

CISAC offers numerous fellowships. Applicants will be considered for all fellowships for which they are deemed eligible. Current fellowship opportunities include: 

Additionally, The John and Jackie Lewis Fund to Support Research on Asia is not a fellowship, but a grant to support research by pre- and postdoctoral fellows within CISAC, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), as well as Stanford graduate students, on matters related to Asia. 

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Shelby Speer
Fellowship and Student Programs Administrator

Center for International Security and Cooperation
Stanford University
Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, C206-10
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6165

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