International Security Studies at Yale (ISS) awards up to two Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowships each spring. These fellowships begin each September with a term of one academic year.The Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowship is designed for advanced doctoral candidates from universities other than Yale. Awardees are given an opportunity to interact with the ISS community and take advantage of Yale’s unique academic resources. The fellowship targets students in the field of security studies, with an emphasis on international, diplomatic, or military history.Fellows must be in residence in New Haven or its environs during their fellowship year.
Eligible candidates will have completed the archival research for their doctoral dissertation, and winners will be expected to use the award to make substantial progress in writing their dissertation. Applications from non-U.S. citizens are welcome, but successful applicants bear final responsibility for all immigration-related issues.