CEIP – Gaither Junior Fellows Program

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General Information

Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12-14, one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. The priority deadline for campus consideration is at the end of November or early December.

According to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Gaither Junior Fellows “have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials.”

Applications are available in mid-October; in accordance with the wishes of the Fellowship sponsors, application information will not be posted online. Students MUST discuss their intention to apply with Office of Fellowships staff. Email the Office of Fellowships at fellowships@ku.edu for more details or complete this brief fellowship interest form.


Campus deadline: December

National deadline: January 15