The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs offers research fellowships during the academic year to individuals who wish to devote their time to research and writing in the fields of science and international affairs. Fellows are selected by the Center's major research programs and are expected to work collaboratively with other Center researchers, as well as on their own projects. The Belfer Center Fellowship Program is known for its selectivity and the high quality of its participants.
Belfer Center fellows research a wide variety of topics, ranging from security issues such as nuclear proliferation and terrorism, to climate change and energy policy. Recent fellows have come from countries as diverse as Pakistan, Russia, Korea, Iran, Israel, India and China, and from professions including academia, business, government and the media.
Furthering Leadership Careers
The Belfer Center attracts top talent from graduate programs around the world. Our fellows and other alumni often go on to assume major leadership roles in academia, government, business and other fields.
Notable alumni include:
- Robert Zoellick, president, World Bank
- Fareed Zakaria, editor, Newsweek International
- Kurt M. Campbell, Founder, Center for a New American Security
- Karen Elliott House, former publisher, Wall Street Journal
- Scott Sagan, co-director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation
- Albert Carnesale, former Chancellor, UCLA
- Jendayi Frazer, former Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. State Department
- Phil Zelikow, Executive Director, 9/11 Commission
- Fiona Hill, National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia, National Intelligence Council
Here you will find information about our application process and life as a Belfer Center research fellow.