Security Studies Predoctoral Fellowship at University of Texas at Austin in USA, 2014/15

University of Texas at Austin is offering up to two predoctoral fellowships in Security Studies. The Strauss Center will consider applicants working on a broad range of topics related to issues of national and international security, law and diplomacy. These predoctoral fellowships in residence at the University of Texas at Austin will be awarded for one year (September 2014-May 2015). The fellowship includes a nine-month stipend of $24,000 and one round-trip airline ticket. The Strauss Center encourages applications from women, minorities and citizens of all countries. The application deadline is February 15, 2014.. The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will offer up to two pre-doctoral fellowships in security studies for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Strauss Center pre-doctoral fellowship program aims to stimulate the development of the next generation of researchers and thought leaders and encourage them to engage in policy-relevant research on issues related to security studies. Pre-doctoral fellows are encouraged to present their research within and outside the Center, participate in the research activities of the Center, attend and take an active role in seminars and conferences, engage with younger scholars, and immerse themselves in the greater University community during their appointment..  Predoctoral fellowships are available for advanced PhD students to engage in policy-relevant research.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Pre
· doctoral fellowships are available to advanced PhD students, with preference given to those who have made substantial progress towards the completion of their dissertation. Pre
· doctoral fellows are expected to work on — and ideally complete — their doctoral dissertations during the fellowship.
· The Strauss Center invites applications from all disciplines, both the social and natural sciences, as they pertain to relevant topics to the Center’s program focuses (see Areas of Research below). The Strauss Center encourages applications from women, minorities and citizens of all countries.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The fellowship includes a nine-month stipend of $24,000 and one round-trip airline ticket. Applicants should note that the stipend awarded might not cover all living costs in Austin during the fellowship period. Applicants should be prepared to cover any additional expenses themselves or through other external funding sources. Applicants who must obtain a J1 visa in order to participate in the fellowship are required to provide proof of health insurance when applying for the J1 visa. The Strauss Center fellowship does not provide health insurance.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  These predoctoral fellowships are offered for one year (September 2014-May 2015).
Number of scholarships: The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will offer up to two predoctoral fellowships.

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