As part of its efforts to address the challenges associated with nuclear weapons, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is seeking six Fellows for its Fellowship for Reducing Nuclear Weapons Risks.
The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is a non-profit organization that is committed to developing achievable nuclear weapons risk reduction measures and to mentoring potential future leaders in this field of work.
Toward these goals, CSR is establishing the Fellowship for Reducing Nuclear Weapons Risks. Through this six-month program, early-career professionals will work with leading experts from CSR’s team and network to develop a better understanding of practical risk reduction concepts and generate new ideas regarding:
- Nuclear strategic stability
- Strengthening norms against nuclear weapons threats and use
- Avoiding miscalculations and preventing accidents/incidents
- Preventing and addressing proliferation
- Responsibilities of nuclear weapons-capable states
Through mentorship and exchanges of ideas with key leaders in the field, the CSR team will facilitate the Fellows in exploring wide-ranging ideas to achieve this risk reduction. The Fellowship will help develop participants as future thought leaders and problem-solvers who are prepared to make a difference on a global scale.
Fellows will participate in monthly research, meetings with nuclear weapons experts, and a scenario exercise. Activities will also include an experiential learning trip focused on the technical side of the nuclear weapons enterprise.
Requirements and Benefits
- The Fellowship activities will require approximately 15-20 hours per month, including 2-hour monthly meetings. The Fellowship trip will require 1-2 full days plus travel time. Some of this time may be during normal work hours. Each Fellow will receive an honorarium of USD $500 per month.
- Duration: The Fellowship duration is six months, beginning January 1, 2023.
- This early-career track Fellowship is open to applicants who have a significant interest in addressing nuclear weapons issues. Fellows must be citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.
- Location & Travel: Aside from the experiential learning trip, monthly meetings will be held remotely. Fellows may work from any geographic location with strong Internet access for conducting video conferences. Fellows must commit to attending all sessions. Travel costs within the United States for the Fellowship trip will be covered by CSR.
For more information, visit https://councilonstrategicrisks.org/2022/10/26/call-for-applications-fellowship-for-reducing-nuclear-weapons-risks/