The application process typically begins in early October when nominating officials at participating universities receive the application materials. Then, over the next few months, participating colleges and universities undergo their own internal nomination process. Nominations are due to the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program by January 15th, and acceptance announcements are typically made by the end of March.
First week of October
Application materials sent via email to nominating officials
October through mid-January:
Schools conduct internal nominating process. Application deadlines vary by school.
Applications must be received by the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program.
February through early March
Selected applicants are interviewed.
End of March
James C. Gaither Junior Fellow selections made and candidates notified.
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at Carnegie in Washington, DC working with Carnegie’s senior scholars in the following fields:
- Democracy and Rule of Law
- Executive Office (of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
- Nuclear Policy
- Cyber Policy
- Energy and Climate
- Middle East Studies—Strong reading fluency and the ability to do academic as well as online research in Arabic essential. Strong background in Middle East politics and/or history is a huge plus.
- South Asia Studies—Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues. A strong background in international relations theory, political theory, or international political economy is essential. A strong mathematical background is a plus. Note: foreign language skills are not required.
- China Studies (Asia Program)—Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
- Japan Studies (Asia Program)—Japanese reading skills required.
- Economics (Asia Program)—Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Strong background in economics essential.
- Russia and Eurasia Studies—Excellent Russian reading skills required.