Fellowship Information for the 2013–2014 Academic Year:
The Project on Managing the Atom offers fellowships for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal, in the stimulating environment of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.
The purpose of the MTA fellows program is to provide training and research opportunities to the next generation of nuclear policy experts by exposing them to an interdisciplinary work environment—blending policy and technical concerns—and providing time and space to interact with colleagues, faculty, and visiting policy makers and experts.
Managing the Atom research focuses on reducing the risk of nuclear and radiological terrorism, stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, reducing the dangers of existing nuclear stockpiles, and assessing the future of civilian nuclear power. Researchers interested in strengthening international cooperation on nonproliferation, aspects of preventing nuclear terrorism, and nuclear policy issues in the Middle East and East Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. Also encouraged are proposals examining steps toward the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
Fellows affiliated with the MTA Project attend regular research group meetings, participate in MTA events, and contribute to this web page and other MTA activities. Fellows are expected to pursue research with an orientation toward producing policy recommendations and to publish substantial work produced during their time with the Project.
Applications for these fellowships for the 2013–2014 academic year are due January 14, 2013. Decisions will be announced in April, 2013.
Click here for information on stipends. In addition to candidates from academia, we are also interested in candidates from the national laboratories, government, and industry (though academic salaries are not likely to be competitive unless candidates have their own funding). A limited number of nonstipendiary fellowships for candidates with support from their home institutions or other sources can also be arranged.
Potential fellows should apply through the Belfer Center's regular fellowship process to one of the programs specified above and should highlight research interests that are relevant to the MTA Project.