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Nuclear History Boot Camp

Now accepting applications for the 2023 Nuclear History Boot Camp. Application deadline March 7th!

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Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the eleventh Nuclear History Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). NPIHP’s Nuclear History Boot Camp is an intensive, eight-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global nuclear landscape.

Thematic seminars led by world-class historians and leading experts will:

  1. Fully immerse participants in the world of nuclear history research,
  2. Explore the international history behind today’s nuclear challenges,
  3. Foster discussions of the presentations that each participant will offer based on their current research.


NPIHP’s summer 2023 Nuclear History Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre in an historical medieval residence near Rome, Italy for nine days, June 19th- June 27th.

Participants will receive full tuition and round-trip airfare to Rome as well as accommodations and meals during the boot camp.


Specifically targeted at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear proliferation, the Summer 2023 Nuclear History Boot Camp is open to:

  1. Students enrolled in or who have been accepted in a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields.
  2. Especially students who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear matters.
  3. Applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.

How to Apply

The application deadline is March 7thRequired application materials include:

  1. A brief resume or CV (maximum 2 pages).
  2. A letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor or senior professional colleague who knows you well. (Only one letter please)
  3. A brief abstract (maximum 200 words) of your current academic research.
  4. A statement of purpose (limited to 400 words in length) describing how participating in the Nuclear History Boot Camp would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional or academic goals.
  5. A completed application cover sheet.

All application materials must be in English. Please submit each required document as a separate PDF file. Completed applications and letters of recommendation and questions should be emailed to

The 2023 Nuclear History Boot Camp will be organized thanks to the generous support of the Italian Med-Or foundation.