Clements Center for National Security Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications from recent PhD recipients for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Consistent with the Clements Center’s mission areas of history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply.  However, strong preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component of any era, from ancient to modern. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin. Additionally, Fellows will be required to play an active role in the Clements Center’s programs and activities; any specific responsibilities will be by mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Clements Center leadership. Fellows accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. In some cases Fellows will be welcome to teach a course at the University of Texas. Each appointment is for one year, and in exceptional cases may be considered for renewal for a second year.

Applications open on October 17, 2022. Applicants should submit a current c.v., cover letter, graduate school transcripts, a brief (no more than two-page, single-spaced) statement of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants whose research addresses the Indo-Pacific region’s increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and security should indicate whether they want to be considered for a formal affiliation at the Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program. Applications are due no later than January 27, 2023.  Note that applicants are required to have received their doctorate by August 2023, the date the Postdoctoral Fellowship will commence.  


Applicants are required to have received their doctorate by August 2023. 

Application Instructions

Applications are due by Friday, 27 January, 2023 at midnight EST. 

Applicants will need to submit a C.V., cover letter and a brief statement of proposed research.

Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendation and graduate school transcripts. 

Application date
1 year (renewable)
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, History, Philosophy, Theology and religion
Social sciences : Demography, Law, Economy, Geography, Management and Public administration, International Relations, Political science, Information and Communication Sciences, Sociology