World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship


The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual “World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship” program, its annual grant competition to support PhD 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 support 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 20 grants of $7,500 each.



Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a full-time PhD student at a U.S. university.
  • Have completed all coursework, and have passed all of the qualifying examinations by the time of the application deadline.

How to Apply

Selection Process

Applicants will be notified by March.