Russia Fellowship

Russian Foreign and National Security Policy Fellow

The Security Studies Program in the Center for International Studies at MIT is pleased to announce a two-year residential fellowship, the Paul (1969) and Melonie Brophy Fellows Program, for scholars of post-Cold War Russian foreign and national security policy. We interpret this broadly, to include any aspect of Russia’s foreign relations including economic, political, military, or intelligence efforts. The fellow will be expected to participate fully in the activities of the Security Studies Program, and to interact intensively with faculty, students, and other fellows. Regular publication and other forms of outreach are central to the position.  Applicants from the scholarly or policy communities are welcome. There is some flexibility about career phase and seniority. Academics must, however, have their doctoral degree in hand. Others should demonstrate several years of practical and analytic experience.

Applications should include a current CV, a writing sample, and a brief discussion of the applicant’s planned research for the fellowship period. We will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2022. There is flexibility on starting dates, which could be as early as January 1, 2023. Please send applications to

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here

The Paul (1969) and Melonie Brophy Fellows Program is generously funded by an alumnus and seeks to develop the next generation of thought leaders in Russian foreign and national security policy.

Applications for 2023 are no longer being accepted at this time.