Launched in 1967, the IAF program seeks to bridge the gap between analysis
and action in foreign policy by inviting individuals from the academic,
business, government, media, and religious communities to engage in a variety of
policy studies and actively participate in policymaking. CFR awards
approximately ten fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project
proposals. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
between the ages of twenty-seven and thirty-five who are eligible to work in the
The IAF in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers
university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security
policymaking field by placing researchers in U.S. government positions or
international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with
practitioners. CFR will award approximately two fellowships annually. The
program is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at
accredited universities and who propose to conduct policy-relevant research on
nuclear security issues. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent
residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages
of twenty-nine and forty.
Founded in 1997, the IAF in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to
strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations
of leaders in the United States and Japan. CFR awards a small number of
fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals. The
program is only open to U.S. citizens between the ages of twenty-seven and
Launched in 2008, the IAF in India enables several outstanding young leaders
to expand their professional horizons and enhance their understanding of India
by spending up to a year on policy oriented research or related professional
activity in India. The program is currently on hold.
The recently launched IAF in South Korea, sponsored by the Asan Institute for
Policy Studies, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between
the rising generations of leaders in the United States and South Korea. CFR
awards a small number of fellowships to highly qualified individuals with
outstanding project proposals. The program provides fellows the opportunity to
carry out research while affiliated with the Asan Institute for Policy Studies
in South Korea, and is only open to U.S. citizens.
The Intelligence Fellowship provides an opportunity for an outstanding
individual from the U.S. intelligence community to expand his or her knowledge
of international relations through study, research, and reflection.
Named in honor of Edward R. Murrow, the fellowship is awarded each year to a
distinguished foreign correspondent or editor. The program enables the fellow to
spend nine months at CFR.s headquarters in New York and engage in sustained
analysis and writing and expand his or her intellectual and professional
Every year, each military service nominates an outstanding candidate for a
military fellowship. These fellowships enable officers to broaden their
understanding of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy by spending a
year in residence at CFR in New York.
The Vance Fellowship is offered to a U.S. Foreign Service officer nominated
by the U.S. Department of State. The fellow spends about a year affiliated with
CFR, reflecting on issues of foreign policy and participating in CFR
Made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, the fellowship
offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to
spend a period of twelve months at CFR offices in New York or Washington, DC,
conducting policy-relevant research. The program is only open to U.S. citizens
and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States.
Candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or
pre-doctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear
security related issue.