Consistent with the Clements Center’s mission areas of history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants pursuing a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component of any era, from ancient to modern. This fellowship is designed to help expedite dissertation completion, so applicants should be in the dissertation writing phase and within one year (or in exceptional cases two years) of anticipated dissertation submission. Successful applicants will be able to spend a substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. Each appointment is for one year. For more details about our current Predoctoral Fellows, please read their extended bios on our People page.
Applications for the 2024-25 academic year will open in October 2023.
Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows Placement
Fellows have gone on from the Clements Center to tenure-track, postdoctoral, and other academic and policy positions at:
Air Command and Staff College
Arizona State University, School of Civic and Economic Thought Leadership
Australian National University, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
The Catholic University of America, Department of Politics
Harvard University, International Security Program
The Kings College, Department of History
Naval Postgraduate School
Princeton University, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Santa Clara University, Department of Classics
Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Texas State University, Department of Political Science
U.S. Department of State
University at Albany-SUNY, Department of History
The University of Central Florida, Department of History
The University of Missouri
The University of Toronto, Department of History
Williams College, Department of Political Science
Yale University, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy
If you have any questions, please contact Alex Foggett, Program Manager, at [email protected].