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RAND Corporation Accepting Applications for Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowships

December 28, 2012

The RAND Corporation is accepting applications for up to three Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. The application deadline is February 11, 2013.

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program was created to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security related topics by supporting interdisciplinary research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues.

Fellows carry out a year-long period of independent research. At the end of their RAND tenure, fellows produce studies that contribute to the general body of knowledge on nuclear security. Fellows are located at one of three U.S. RAND offices: Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; or Pittsburgh, PA.

Doctoral students will receive a $50,000 stipend, post-doctoral students will receive a $75,000 stipend, and junior faculty members will receive a $100,000 stipend.

Preference will go to candidates who are post-doctoral students or junior faculty members. Doctoral students may be considered if their dissertation topic is in the field of nuclear security. Prior experience will be defined broadly to include disciplines such as nuclear policy, security, engineering, physics, and related fields.

The Stanton Foundation was created by former CBS President Frank Stanton, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest executives in electronic communications. In 1954, Dwight Eisenhower appointed Stanton to a committee convened to develop the first comprehensive plan for the survival of the U.S. following a nuclear attack. Stanton led the effort to develop plans for national and international communication in the aftermath of a nuclear incident.

Stanton also served as the chairman (1961-67) and trustee (1957-78) of RAND. The Stanton Foundation aims, through its support of the Nuclear Security Fellows program, to perpetuate his efforts to meet these challenges.

For more information, contact Sarah Harting at (703) 413-1100, ext. 5675 or