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How To Apply for CISAC fellowships

How to Apply

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year is January 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

Submission of a formal application is required for all individuals who wish to be in residence as visiting fellows, whether they need funding or have independent support.

All application materials, including recommendations, must be in English. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials, including letters of reference, are submitted by the deadline stated above. Please do not submit supplemental materials such as books, lengthy manuscripts, or more than the required number of recommendations.

It is strongly preferred that individuals upload their recommendations through the online system (Slideroom). Recommenders will receive an email from Slideroom requesting the recommendation form and letter.

If an individual is unable to upload his/her recommendation through Slideroom, he/she may email the letters to  It is not necessary to use both methods.  The preferred file name format for emailed letters of reference is: [Last name of applicant] LoR [Last name of recommender]. For example: "Smith LoR Jones".

Online submission of application will include:

  • Completed online application form

  • Resume/CV

  • Graduate school transcript (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. All pre- and postdoctoral applicants must include a transcript. Junior faculty and professionals may include a transcript, but are not required to do so.)

  • Research project prospectus or description of dissertation (1,500 words max., not including footnotes/endnotes)

  • Research abstract (200 words max.)

  • Writing sample (50 pages max.)

  • Three confidential letters of recommendation. Please note that recommendation letter services, such as Interfolio, may not use our online recommendation letter submission system. Please advise your recommenders to upload their letters directly to the Slideroom system (see the comment above).

Online Application Instructions

1. To apply, follow this link:

2. Click "Sign up to get started" (at the bottom of the page). Input the requested information to create a username and password.

3. Click "Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation Fellowship Program".

4. Proceed through the application, entering information into all required fields.

5. Submit your application.


For more information about fellowships, please contact:

Jia-Qing Zhao
CISAC Fellowship Administrator
Stanford University
Encina Hall, C206-10
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6165
Fax: (650) 723-0089

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