Monday, November 4, 2013

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship for seniors & recent grads - UW application process

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2013-14) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2012-13). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates and have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is $37,000 with full benefits).

Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment. The 2014-15 projects are:
·         Democracy
·         Nuclear Policy
·         Energy & Climate
·         Middle East Studies: Native or near -native Arabic language skills essential.
·         South Asian Studies: Strong background in international relations, strategy and military issues, comparative politics, and/or international political economy is essential. Quantitative data manipulation skills essential (fluency in R, SPSS, or Strata a plus). Note: foreign language skills not required.
·         China Studies: Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
·         Japan Studies: Japanese language skills required.
·         Southeast Asia: Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
·         Economics: Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
·         Russia/Eurasia Program: Excellent Russian language skills required.

Eligibility requirements:
·         Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
·         No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration
·         The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. UW’s contact for this is Robin Chang,, 206-543-2603, MGH 171, in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.
·         You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).
·         Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments.
·         Applicants must pick one of the programs listed to apply to, and respond to the corresponding essay question within the application materials.

Additional information, campus application procedures and forms are available at

UW Seattle and Tacoma students interested in seeking nomination should contact Robin Chang ( in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.