Henry A. Kissinger Predoctoral Fellowship

Collage of images of Dr. Henry A. Kissinger highlighting his career
The Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program awards one predoctoral fellowship funded by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for one year. Predoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must be enrolled in a PhD program, have completed all coursework, and be working on a PhD dissertation focused on the role of the United States in global affairs from World War II to the present, including the conduct of U.S. statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale (http://web.library.yale.edu/digital-collections/kissinger-collectionhttp://guides.library.yale.edu/american-diplomacy-primary-sources).

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Predoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars will also work with an active academic community of post-doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines. A member of the Yale faculty will serve as a mentor during the fellowship and will meet with the fellow on a regular basis.

Predoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars may participate regularly in research colloquia on campus, and are granted opportunities to present their work. Predoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Program in Grand Strategy, International Security Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs by participating in their activities and development. Offices are located on Yale’s campus.

The Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy was founded upon the 2011 donation of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s papers to Yale related to his pre-government, government, and post-government careers (http://news.yale.edu/2011/06/14/yale-receive-kissinger-papers-and-establish-johnson-center-study-american-diplomacy). A program of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, in conjunction with International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, the Center brings academics and practitioners to Yale as Kissinger Visiting Scholars and Kissinger Senior Fellows, as well as hosts an annual conference a range of other activities relating to international affairs.

The stipend is $25,000 per year, with an additional $3,000 in research expenses.


Completion of all course requirements for a Ph.D. in relevant field; active work begun on dissertation.

Application Instructions

  1. C.V.
  2. 100-word research proposal abstract.
  3. 1000-word research proposal, to include an explanation of how access to the Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American foreign relations at Yale would help achieve the goals of your project.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Two writing samples, e.g. dissertation chapters or journal articles.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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