Deadline for Applications: February 15,
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The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program will support young
scholars to pursue policy-relevant technical research in nuclear
security for a twelve-month period at Texas A&M University
under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Fellowships are
available for post-doctoral researchers with the express mission of
stimulating "the development of the next generation of thought
leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will
advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues." As
such, viable candidates must present a course of research in
engineering or science that would lead to a written product
(article, book, report, etc.) related to nuclear security that
would have an impact on policy makers and advance policy
choices. Nuclear security in this case is broadly defined by
the Stanton Foundation as including "nuclear terrorism, nuclear
proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, and nuclear
energy as it relates to nuclear security."
Fellowships are available to scholars with a Ph.D. or equivalent
degree in science or engineering. Ph.D. candidates who have made
significant progress toward their dissertation may also be
considered. Applicants must have a history of research in an area
relevant to nuclear security as defined by the Stanton Foundation
(see above). Fellows must hold a doctoral degree from a university
other than Texas A&M (an undergraduate or Masters-level degree
from Texas A&M is acceptable). There is no US citizenship or
residency card requirement for this fellowship.
Fellows will receive a monthly stipend over twelve months.
The yearly stipend amount is $80,000 for postdoctoral
fellows. This is not a benefits-eligible position.
Fellows will be responsible for acquiring their own insurance
The fellows must be in residence full-time at Texas A&M for
the duration of their fellowship. They must work with a Texas
A&M mentor to produce at least one policy-relevant document
within the term of the fellowship, and they must make a
presentation on their research at the Stanton Nuclear Security
Seminar hosted by the Foundation.
Texas A&M will select fellows based both on their past
academic and professional accomplishments as well as the
suitability of their research interests to the program
mission. All fellows must submit a well-defined
research topic that is consistent with the purpose of advancing
policy-relevant understanding of nuclear security issues.
Applicants should submit the following materials by the
- Completed application form (Download)
- Research project proposal
- Three sealed letters of recommendation (May be submitted
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by
- Personal statement
All materials should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Hard copy letters of recommendation should be sent to the
Nuclear Security Science & Policy Institute (NSSPI)
Attn: Jennifer House
College Station, TX 77843-3473
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. Marvin L. Adams, HTRI Professor of Nuclear
Ms. Jennifer House,
information on the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program, please
visit the Stanton Foundation website.