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Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program is 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 will carry out a year-long period of independent research but will also be expected to be associated with RAND client-sponsored research (approximately quarter (25%) time). Within their RAND tenure, fellows are expected to produce policy-relevant studies that contribute to the general body of knowledge on nuclear security. The written product will be considered for publication by RAND.

Fields of Study:

  • Nuclear policy, security, engineering, physics, and related fields.


  • Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; or Pittsburgh, PA

Program Type:

  • Research


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • One year


  • February  

Degree Level:

  • Graduate


  • $110,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $80,000 for postdoctoral; $50,000 for doctoral students