Fellowships & Grants

Brazilian Nuclear History Fellowship at the Wilson Center

Open/Close Dates: 
Sep 04, 2012 to Dec 21, 2012


The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, (NPIHP) is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazilian relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and other countries, and Brazil’s evolving role in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime.

The fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will provide a unique opportunity to conduct archival and oral history research on Brazil’s nuclear history using resources in the Washington, DC area, at US presidential libraries, and in cooperation with NPIHP’s partners at Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and elsewhere in the world.  


The ideal candidate will be an advanced Ph.D. candidate or post-doctoral researcher studying Brazil’s nuclear program from a historical perspective, however exceptionally good proposals will also be accepted from more junior scholars working on the subject matter.

The fellowship will be awarded to an individual with substantial academic and professional accomplishments, a compelling research question, and the ability to connect research conducted during their proposed fellowship to their own ongoing body of academic research.

Fellowship Details

This fellowship opportunity is available for three consecutive months between 4 September and 21 December 2012. It includes a monthly stipend of $5,000, visa sponsorship (if necessary) as well as full access to Wilson Center resources, including network access, office space, and borrowing privileges from the Wilson Center library and the Library of Congress.

In addition to these Wilson Center resources the fellow will have the opportunity to connect with other members of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project’s broad network of researchers in Washington and around the world, and to use the wide array of relevant document collections available in the Washington, DC area, including at the National Archives and Records Administration, (NARA), the Library of Congress, and the National Security Archive.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 16 July 2012. Interested candidates must submit a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a proposal (maximum 1,000 words) outlining the project, the work they propose to conduct, and the envisaged outcomes.

Please direct all application materials and inquiries to NPIHP@wilsoncenter.org.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant