Strategy & Policy Fellows Grant Program

Smith Richardson Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Jun 15, 2021 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $60,000

Fields of work: Economics Public Policy Domestic/Homeland Security

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher, Faculty, Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:



The mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and to address serious public policy challenges facing the United States. The Foundation seeks to help ensure the vitality of our social, economic, and governmental institutions. It also seeks to assist with the development of effective policies to compete internationally and to advance U.S. interests and values abroad.

About the Strategy & Policy Fellows Program

The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields.

The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.

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


  • Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank.
  • An applicant must have a Ph.D. by the time of the deadline, preferably in Political Science, Public Policy, Policy Analysis, International Political Economy, or History.
  • The recipients are likely to be under the age of 40. There is, however, no formal age requirement.
  • The Fellowship program will only consider single-author book projects.


  • The Foundation will not consider collaborative projects (e.g., edited or multi-authored books, conference volumes or reports, or a collection of previously published articles, chapters or essays.)


This page was last reviewed June 16, 2020 and last updated June 16, 2020