NATO Fellowships in Italy

Deadline: 30 September 2016


The NATO Defense College is offering 8 fellowships each year in the field of defense and security policy research related to NATO and its partners to promote research and political consulting in areas of particular interest to the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), to NATO’s partners in the Partnership for Peace (PfP) and to NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) partners and Other Military Cooperation (OMC) / Partners Across the Globe (PAG).

This year, Two Fellowships are available for candidates from PfP countries, two for candidates from MD countries, two for candidates from NATO countries, and one for a candidate from an OMC/PAG Country. The fellow will be located at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.

Duration: 3-4 months


*Candidates for the NDC/PfP Fellowships: must be citizens of one of the following countries: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan.

*Candidates for the NDC/MD Fellowships: must be citizens of one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Mauritania or Tunisia.

*Candidates for the NDC/OMC/PAG Fellowship: must be citizens of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and Mongolia.

*Candidates for the NDC/Eisenhower Fellowships: must be citizens of one of the following countries: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The fellows will be selected on the basis of their specific aptitude and experience for carrying through a major defense or security research project related to NATO, its member states and/or the Partner country (research projects with no relation to NATO will not be considered). Academic qualifications of the candidate, professional experience, and publication record also play an important role in the selection. Candidates must have a good working knowledge of English or French and be computer literate.

For the purposes of selecting the Senior Eisenhower Defence Fellow (4 months), candidates must have a minimum of seven years’ relevant professional experience since receiving their doctoral degree, and a distinguished publication record. Those candidates who do not meet these criteria should apply for one of the 2 remaining Eisenhower Defence Fellowships (3 months).

Scholarship value

16,000 EUR to cover the costs in Rome and their travel expenses.

Application process

Candidates for PfP Fellowships are invited to submit proposals in the area of Euro-Atlantic security. Candidates for MD Fellowships are invited to submit proposals in the area of Mediterranean security. Candidates for the OMC/PAG Fellowship are invited to submit proposals in the area of NATO’s global security partnerships. Candidates for the Eisenhower Fellowships are invited to submit proposals reflecting the priorities and challenges for the Alliance and its member states.

Before applying, please read the Terms and Conditions.

Applications may be sent directly to Mr. Eugenio Mengarini:  [email protected]

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