The International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars (IAF-TIRS) offers professors practical experience in the foreign policy-making field, providing them with an opportunity to spend their sabbatical year working at a U.S. government agency,
in Congress, or with an international organization.
The IAF-TIRS program helps close the gap between research and practice, enriching both teaching and scholarship by enabling fellows to become practitioners. The program also benefits policymakers by exposing them to critical scholarly research relevant to the foreign policy and national security issues facing the United States and the world.
The fellowship is for twelve months. The Council on Foreign Relations will match 50 percent of the fellow’s base salary for the academic year (up to a maximum of $80,000 for the year) as well as provide modest assistance for moving expenses for those who need to relocate for the fellowship.
- Applicants must be U.S.
- Applicants must be full-time tenured professors at a
U.S. college or university whose research and teaching focuses on international relations or U.S. foreign policy.
- Applicants must have arranged a paid sabbatical with their home
- Applicants must hold a
- Applicants must propose to spend a year working on peace and security issues in the U.S. government or at an international
Preference is given to candidates with no previous experience in the U.S. government or at an international organization.
Note: Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance. No indirect costs can be deducted from the stipend award.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online between April and October 31 at cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship- tenured-international-relations-scholars.
Email email@example.com or call 202.509.8449.