The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual “World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship” program, its annual grant competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history.
The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of young scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields by supporting the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of field work, archival research, and language training. In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline.
The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each.
Further information about the application process and a proposal template can be downloaded below.
Proposals should be emailed to the following address:
The deadline for submissions is October 4, 2020. Please note that ALL of the application materials must be received by the Foundation by the deadline and that no exceptions will be made.
Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2021.