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John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowship

John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies


Up to ten postdoctoral and dissertation fellowships to students. These fellowships are designed to promote basic research in the broad area of security and strategic affairs. Of particular interest is research into the causes and conduct of war, military strategy and history, defense policy and institutions, civil-military relations, and the ways in which the United States and other societies can provide for their security in a dangerous world.


In awarding fellowships, preference is given to graduate students who have made progress on their dissertation and are likely to complete them during their fellowship and recent Ph.D. recipients.

**It is expected that postdoctoral fellows will produce a book-length manuscript or its equivalent and dissertation fellows will make substantial progress toward the completion of their theses. Fellows will also be expected to take part in seminars, present papers, and discuss the work of their colleagues.


Postdoctoral fellowship $35,000 plus health insurance
Dissertation fellowship $20,000 plus health insurance


January 15, 2002

Application and for more information

For questions regarding application process, contact the program's Coordinator at (617) 496-5495 or

Applicants should submit FOUR complete copies of the following:
1. Cover letter with current e-mail address
2. Curriculum vita (including publications)
3. 1500 word description of the proposed research project. Include background, nature, importance, specific objectives, and methodology of the proposed research
4. One or two unbound samples of writing, if possible, these should be pertinent to the application 5. The names of three persons qualified to evaluate confidentially the applicant's project and scholarly qualifications. These persons should be asked by the applicant to send their letter of recommendation directly to the Institute.

Applications should be sent to:
Professor Stephen P. Rosen
Olin Institute for Strategic Studies
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-2280

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