VCDNP Visiting US Scholar and Practitioner Fellowship

January 7, 2020


The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), an international non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria, serves as a platform for result‑oriented dialogue among national governments, international organizations, and civil society on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and conducts research, education and training programs on these issues.

The VCDNP invites applications for its new Visiting Scholar and Practitioner Fellowship for U.S. citizens. The Fellowship offers academics, researchers, and practitioners an opportunity to engage with the community of experts and government representatives from diplomatic missions, national governments, international governmental organizations, academic institutions and think tanks in Vienna and Europe through several flagship programs at the VCDNP. These programs and opportunities include training courses on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, dialogue meetings, focused workshops, seminar series, and research projects.

The Fellowship is open to junior/mid-career as well as senior scholars and practitioners. The duration of the fellowship is two to five months. The remuneration and duration of the Fellowship will be commensurate with the expertise and experience of the applicant. Airfare and housing costs may be available as part of the terms of the Fellowship. Medical insurance will also be offered.

During her/his Fellowship, the Fellow will be expected to:

  1. Conduct research and publish/prepare for publication an article or report on non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament, or related issues
  2. Contribute to ongoing research and programmatic activities at the VCDNP
  3. Participate and contribute to professional development courses at the VCDNP and conduct public outreach and engagement as appropriate


  • The proposed research is open to a variety of topics and regions but should be related to nuclear non-proliferation. Research focused on past and current efforts to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime or case studies of responses to countries’ past nuclear weapon programs, including their decisions to end those programs, would be welcome.
  • US citizenship
  • Fellowship start date is flexible, with optimal period beginning March-June 2020. The Fellowship must be completed by 1 October 2020.

Application Requirement and Process


To apply, please send:

  • a resume or C.V.
  • cover letter
  • a 2-5 page research project proposal
  • a list of three references
  • writing sample
  • other supporting documents you wish to include

Please note that application materials must be sent electronically to [email protected] or via post to:

    • VCDNP


    • Donau-City Strasse 6


    • Andromeda Tower, Floor 13/1


    1220 Vienna, Austria
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