Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science, Technology and International Affairs

The Science, Technology and International Affairs Program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship starting in fall 2023. We have two positions available. Fellows will be expected to conduct research on one or more topics of interest to the STIA Program and to collaborate with one or more members of the STIA faculty. Current faculty research examines the politics of technology and of ethical AI; clean energy innovation and global climate change; emerging infectious disease and global health; water and agriculture; nuclear security and statecraft; and the search for life on other planets, among other topics. Please refer to our website for more information ( Applicants should propose a research project and one or more STIA faculty members who they would like to mentor their ongoing research and to collaborate with on a new project. Proposals emphasizing interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged. Fellows may have the opportunity to mentor STIA undergraduate and graduate student research assistants. There may also be an opportunity to teach or assist in teaching STIA courses if the fellow wants to obtain teaching experience although this is not required.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for one year. In some cases an extension for an additional year may be possible contingent on alternative funding sources being identified. In accepting the appointment, the fellow is expected to be in residence full time at Georgetown University for the duration of the fellowship and actively contribute to the intellectual community of the STIA program.Candidates must hold a Ph.D. prior to the fellowship start date.

The STIA Postdoctoral Fellowship is $65,000 annually with up to $10,000 available towards research expenses and professional development.

Application Procedure – Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2023. All materials must be submitted through Interfolio. The application should include the following: Cover Letter (1-2 pages) detailing your interest and fit for the STIA program; Proposed Research Project (1500-2500 words): a proposal of the research project you wish to conduct during the fellowship year, including the question that you plan to investigate, the methodology you will use, the importance of the work, and the name of the STIA faculty members(s) you propose collaborating with and how your proposal relates to their current research; DEI statement (one page; 500-750 words); Curriculum Vitae; References: three letters of recommendation.

About STIA. Drawing on Georgetown’s expertise across international affairs, public policy, global health, environmental studies and security studies, the School of Foreign Service (SFS) established the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) program in 1982 to educate the next generation of leaders skilled in science and technology, create knowledge that will advance cross-cutting solutions for today’s most pressing issues, and drive innovation at the nexus of science and international affairs. For more information please visit our website: