Jeffrey LewisPublic Service Announcements

I really hate putting public service announcements on the blog, in part because there are so many worthwhile causes.  Still, I make an exception every now and again.

Friday, September 30 is the deadline for two really important opportunities.

First, the Council on Foreign Relations is offering an International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, with a stipend of $125,000 to work in the US government or an international organization.

Second, CNS is hosting the annual Doreen & Jim McElvany Nonproliferation Challenge.  A 2,500-3,500 word essay could win up to $10,000.

Think about it, you could spend the next few days writing like a maniac and find yourself sitting in Vienna with $135,000 to burn.  That’s a lot of schnapps.


  1. Scott Monje (History)

    They’re wine drinkers in Vienna.

  2. Rocky (History)

    The former winning paper was absolutely absurd. It suggests international pressure was the reason South Africa gave up its weapons, uses Libya as a nonproliferation success, and uses a new metaphor to deconstruct the old one on half-truths.

    • Jeffrey (History)

      Well, enter this year!

  3. joshua (History)

    It’s also a lot of tiny hot dogs. Just saying.

  4. thermopile (History)

    From the website, the eligibility requirements look kinda steep:

    The IAF-NS program is only open 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

  5. Kingston (History)

    While we’re on the topic, the application deadline for the Spring 2012 Scoville Fellowship is October 7th. You can read more info about the fellowship here: