The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC ) has a long history of interaction with scientists and engineers at the national laboratories. To enhance this relationship, CISAC has established a special fellowship for early career scientists and engineers (no more than 5 years beyond PhD conferral) at national laboratories that are corporate affiliates at CISAC. We are specifically interested in applications from scientists and engineers at national laboratories who want to engage in issues of national and international security.
CISAC tackles a wide range of security issues in the world today by bringing together leading scholars in the social and natural sciences to collaborate across disciplines and professional backgrounds. CISAC, at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, conducts innovative research to inform policy makers and public discourse in order to better understand the increasingly complex international security issues.
CISAC Fellows spend the academic year engaged in research and writing. They are expected to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty, researchers, and military fellows. The results of the research should be published in the open literature – available to all. A long-term benefit of a CISAC fellowship is the ability for our fellows to sustain these connections upon returning to their home institution by remaining active in CISAC’s affiliate network. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct research on the scientific and technical aspects of security topics, as well as to work in collaboration with faculty members from a range of disciplines from political science to the physical and biological sciences. The CISAC fellowship provides an unparalleled opportunity for scholars and professionals to explore complex international problems and innovative solutions in a collegial and collaborative environment. It will hone the ability of lab scientists to work in the policy environment in Washington and beyond.