Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs fellowships

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs offers research fellowships during the academic year to individuals who wish to devote their time to research and writing in the fields of science and international affairs.

Fellows are selected by the Center's major research programs and are expected to work collaboratively with other Center researchers, as well as on their own projects.

The Belfer Center Fellowship Program is known for its selectivity and the high quality of its participants.

Belfer Center fellows research a wide variety of topics, ranging from security issues such as nuclear proliferation and terrorism, to climate change and energy policy.


  • The Center offers both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for one year, with a possibility for renewal.
  • Applications for fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have appropriate professional experience.
  • Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have passed general examinations prior to appointment.
  • The Belfer Center seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds.
  • The Center also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.
  • Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director.
  • Fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Pre-doctoral research fellows are expected to contribute to the Center's research activities, as well as work on — and ideally complete — their doctoral dissertations.


  • The Belfer Center offers ten-month stipends of $34,000 to post-doctoral and advanced research fellows and $20,000 to pre-doctoral fellows.

    Deadline: 15th January

    For more information and application, visit: WBelfer Center for Science and International Affairs fellowships Website