Summer Fellowship

Bridging the Gap Summer Fellowship

Date: June 2017 through August 2017
Location: Worldwide
Applications Open in the Spring

The Bridging the Gap Summer Fellowship aims to support advanced doctoral students and junior faculty in pursuing research aimed directly at the policymaking community in Washington, DC and beyond.  Open to New Era Foreign Policy (NEFP) alumni, BTG will award approximately three fellowships to highly accomplished junior scholars in order to supplement their policy-relevant research during the summer.

Interested scholars are required to submit a research proposal including a concrete deliverable that will be pursued during the fellowship period, including but not limited to a journal article, a long-form policy piece, and/or an op-ed.  Proposals that only propose an op-ed will not be considered.  Applications must also include an estimated timeline for the work envisioned and benchmarks for the project’s completion, both during the fellowship period and beyond.  Selection as a BTG Summer Fellow is based on a combination of scholarly qualifications and potential impact of research on the policymaking community.  The selection process is competitive and all fellows are determined by a BTG selection committee.

The program awards each fellow a stipend of $3,000 for research expenses for a two-month duration beginning in June.  Fellows who plan to be located in and/or spend time in the Washington, DC area during the program will be given access to office space reserved for BTG fellows as well as full access to all library services at American University.  Although BTG is excited to offer work space and library access to fellows in the Washington, DC area, we encourage applicants from other locations as well.  Fellows who wish to utilize office space at American University must be able to submit appropriate documentation proving their eligibility to work in the U.S.