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DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins Univ.

News vom 08.02.2018



2018-19 DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows

at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Johns Hopkins University

Washington, DC


The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is pleased to announce the opportunity for outstanding scholars to conduct research in Washington, D.C. on “The United States, Europe, and Global Order.”


During the academic year 2018-2019 six post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded for an eleven (11) month period from September 2018 to July 2019.


Fellows are closely integrated into the SAIS academic community and will be affiliated with the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs. A division of Johns Hopkins University, SAIS is a global institution that provides interdisciplinary professional education to prepare a diverse student body for internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise, and leadership to the global community.


The SAIS Foreign Policy Institute unites the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world. To this end, it organizes research initiatives and study groups, and hosts leaders from around the world as resident or non-resident fellows in fields including international policy, business, journalism, and academia.


The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs is home to a distinguished faculty of scholars and practitioners working to address some of today’s most complex global challenges. Through its innovative research, curricula, and programs, the Kissinger Center seeks to integrate historical scholarship with rigorous analysis of geostrategy and statecraft.


The Fellowships are funded through a generous grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


During the academic year 2018-2019 research and related activities will focus on “The United States, Europe, and Global Order.” Post-doctoral fellows will focus on this subject during a regular series of high-level seminars, peer review sessions, and opportunities for direct engagement with senior foreign policy practitioners and leading scholars of statecraft and world order. Each Fellow is expected to complete a research paper related to this theme during the period of residence.



Applicants for the DAAD Fellowships at SAIS must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, and be fluent in English. U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. Non-US citizens should ideally be EU citizens currently affiliated with a German university or research institution, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to those who are no more than 6 years beyond completing their dissertation, although others are also eligible.



Each Fellow will receive a monthly stipend of up to $5,000; office space with computer; internet access and voicemail; access to Johns Hopkins University libraries and other facilities. Each Fellow is expected to take care of his/her accommodation, health care coverage and living expenses. For non-US citizens one economy class roundtrip airfare will be provided.


Application Procedure

Each applicant should submit the following (in English):

  1. A letter supporting the application.
  2. A 3-5 page double-spaced statement that proposes a research project, including its relevance to the theme “The United States, Europe and Global Order.”
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. Two sealed letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s professional competence.


The applicant is responsible for collecting all materials and submitting them as one packet before April 15, 2018 to:


DAAD Fellowship

ATTN: Jason Moyer

School for Advanced International Studies

Johns Hopkins University

1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 8th floor

Washington, DC 20036



Materials may be sent by mail to the above address or by email to transatlantic@jhu.edu.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by April 30, 2018.


The 2018-2019 academic year Fellowship begins on September 4, 2018 and concludes on July 31, 2019. For further information, write to transatlantic@jhu.edu or call 1-202-663-5880.

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