Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowships


International Security Studies (ISS) welcomes applications for the Henry Chauncey, Jr. ’57 Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose work addresses questions related to the history of global affairs, statecraft, and grand strategy, broadly defined.

Fellowships are awarded for one-year and are renewable for one additional year. The PhD degree must be completed to begin the fellowship. Recipients are expected to use their time at Yale to conduct original research and prepare manuscripts for publication. Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellows will work with an active academic community of predoctoral fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines.

Fellows are required to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship. International Security Studies provides office space and resources. Postdocs are expected to participate in the academic life and public activities of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, International Security Studies, and the Jackson School of Global Affairs. This includes regularly attending ISS’s weekly colloquium and sharing one’s research within this forum. Chauncey postdocs may teach small seminars if desired on subjects relevant to U.S. foreign relations, international history, security studies, or grand strategy.

Salary: $65,000 plus $5,000 for research expenses.


Recent Ph.D. in relevant field. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

A complete application consists of:

  1. c.v.
  2. A 1000-word research proposal that addresses the applicant’s current scholarship and how it would contribute to the intellectual focus of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy.
  3. A writing sample, e.g. a dissertation chapter or journal article
  4. Three references (no letters of recommendation needed)
Date de candidature
1 an, renouvelable
Humanités : Histoire
Sciences sociales : Gestion et administration publique, Relations internationales, Science politique