Important Dates

The application process typically begins in October when nominating officals at participating universties receive nominating materials. Participating universities conduct the application process through the Winter. Nominations from each university are sent to Carnegie by mid January and acceptance annoucements are made by the end of March.

First Week of October

Application materials sent via email to nominating officials

October through mid-January:

Schools conduct nominating process. Application deadlines vary by school.

January 15

Applications must be received by Carnegie.

February through early March

Selected applicants interviewed.

March 31

Selections made and candidates notified.


Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates in the following fields.

2016-2017 Projects
  • Democracy and Rule of Law
  • Nuclear 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 Asian 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.
  • Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program)—Strong background in economics essential. Background in politics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
  • Economics (Asia Program)—Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Strong background in economics essential.
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies—Excellent Russian reading skills required.
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