The Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid- and senior-career professionals focusing on international relations. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs either by pursuing research or working in a policy-oriented setting.
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International Affairs Fellowships

                     

International Affairs Fellowship

The IAF provides talented individuals from academia and the private sector the opportunity to spend one year in policy oriented environments. It also enables rising stars in government to spend one year in a scholarly setting, such as a think tank or university, focusing on research and writing. CFR awards between eight and ten fellowships annually.

The IAF provides talented individuals from academia and the private sector the opportunity to spend one year in policy oriented environments. It also enables rising stars in government to spend one year in a scholarly setting, such as a think tank or university, focusing on research and writing. CFR awards between eight and ten fellowships annually.

International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars

The program offers tenured international relations professors practical experience in the foreign policy–making field and places selected fellows in U.S. government agencies or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. CFR awards between four and five fellowships annually.

The program offers tenured international relations professors practical experience in the foreign policy–making field and places selected fellows in U.S. government agencies or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. CFR awards between four and five fellowships annually.

International Affairs Fellowship in International Economics

The IAF in International Economics offers business economists and university-based economic scholars hands-on experience in the U.S. government. The program aims to enrich the teaching, scholarship, and research of academics and to expose policymakers to cutting-edge scholarly research and academic debates. CFR awards one fellowship annually.

The IAF in International Economics offers business economists and university-based economic scholars hands-on experience in the U.S. government. The program aims to enrich the teaching, scholarship, and research of academics and to expose policymakers to cutting-edge scholarly research and academic debates. CFR awards one fellowship annually.

International Affairs Fellowship in India

The IAF in India provides for one to four mid-career U.S. professionals to spend three to twelve months conducting research and working in India. Fellows develop a new professional network in India and gain fresh insights into the country and the challenges and opportunities that confront the region.

The IAF in India provides for one to four mid-career U.S. professionals to spend three to twelve months conducting research and working in India. Fellows develop a new professional network in India and gain fresh insights into the country and the challenges and opportunities that confront the region.

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

The IAF in Japan seeks to strengthen American understanding of Japan and to enhance communication and cooperation among Americans and Japanese on common issues. CFR awards three to five fellowships annually.

The IAF in Japan seeks to strengthen American understanding of Japan and to enhance communication and cooperation among Americans and Japanese on common issues. CFR awards three to five fellowships annually.

International Affairs Fellowship in Canada

The IAF in Canada seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. CFR provides one or two Americans per year the opportunity to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada.

The IAF in Canada seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. CFR provides one or two Americans per year the opportunity to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada.

Former Fellowships