James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Harvard University

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Grant amount: US $38,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Note: The deadline listed above is the National Deadline. Applicants must first apply through the Nominating Official at their participating university. Most schools set an earlier deadline (some as early as November) to receive and review applications. Consult your university for application deadlines and details on the school’s application process. 

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.

Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 11-13 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars.

Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,000 per month ($36,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year.
  • You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. 
    • However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation.
  • Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.


  • No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration.