UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) Dissertation Fellowships

January 23, 2012

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation offers two different dissertation fellowships. Applicants for the general fellowship need not be US citizens; I’m not sure if that’s true of the nuclear security fellowship. Both fellowships are open to “Doctoral students enrolled in the University of California, including J.D./Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., and M.D. with thesis.” (Students at a few other institutions can apply for the nuclear security one.) You must advance to candidacy by June 30, 2012, to receive the award.

There are three themes for the awards:

1) The Changed Institutional Environment – “Although national governments remain primary players in the security realm, non‐state actors like corporations and NGOs, and regional and multilateral forums have become increasingly important in managing international relations and preserving the peace…”

2) Nonconventional Threats – “Although traditional military competition remains, day‐to‐day threats in this new security dynamic generally emanate from a variety of nontraditional sources such as terrorism and international crime, bioterrorism and nuclear proliferation, climate change and epidemics that straddle borders…”

3) Nuclear Threats and Public Policy – “The continued interaction between the development of nuclear technology, the global expansion of nuclear energy, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons makes nuclear issues a persistent policy concern. The dangers from the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the potential diversion of fissile materials have intensified as a result of the potential for nuclear terrorism by non‐state actors. Meanwhile, existing nuclear weapon states confront conflicting agendas, on the one hand under pressure on nonproliferation and disarmament, on the other hand maintaining their deterrent capabilities as safe, secure, reliable, and credible…”

The IGCC Dissertation Fellowship provides a $15,000 9-month stipend and up to $3,000 for research and travel.

The International Nuclear Security Dissertation Fellowship provides a stipend of up to $20,000.

Please see the attached rfp for more information.

Application deadline: March 9, 2012

2012-2013 IGCC Dissertation Fellowship Competition RFP

(Note that they also offer faculty grants for research on the same themes.)

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