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Post-doctoral fellowship in international security studies

Post-doctoral fellowship in international security studies

(only for German nationals and/or scholars currently based in Germany)

Jointly funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Isaac  Newton Trust at the University of Cambridge

The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in international security studies. The preselected candidate will subsequently need to apply for funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, through the Feodor Lynen scheme ( Candidates who are successfully awarded a Feodor Lynen fellowship will automatically be offered match-funding through the Newton Trust at Cambridge University. Fellowships can be held for either 12 or 24 months.

Successful candidates will be able to work on their own research project, under the supervision of Dr. Stefano Recchia, lecturer in international relations at POLIS. Candidates working on issues related to US foreign policy, transatlantic relations, military intervention decision making, bureaucratic politics, and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) are especially encouraged to apply; but applications that do not fall into any of these fields will also be considered. Applicants should send a short outline of their proposed research project (maximum 2,000 words), a CV with list of publications, and a writing sample of maximum 10,000 words, to: All documents must be received no later than 10 February 2018. Once a suitable candidate has been identified, he/she will be offered POLIS departmental support to apply for a Feodor Lynen fellowship. Successful candidates should expect to start their fellowship in early October 2018.

Eligibility requirements: Please, note that to be eligible for this scheme, you have to either: (a) be a German national, or (b) have been working in Germany in an academic research capacity for at least five years at the time of application, or (c) have completed your school education and a university degree, or a university degree and a doctorate, in Germany, and Germany has to be your principal country of residence and work at the time of application.