Type: Fellowship
Aug 16, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016
Deadline: Sep 19, 2016
Application Form (115.19 KB)

South Africa Nuclear History Fellowship

Monash South Africa, a partner of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), invites applications for a fellowship hosted in Pretoria, South Africa, to begin in the last quarter of 2016 or first quarter of 2017. This fellowship is an opportunity for scholars and researchers to conduct research on themes pertaining to the nuclear history of South Africa. The fellowship is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. NPIHP is part of the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program.

Located in Johannesburg, Monash South Africa is a dynamic private higher education institution partnered with Monash University Australia and Laureate International Universities. The institution is committed to contributing to the consolidation of democracy, social justice, and the growth and development of Africa. As such, it is dedicated to the nurturing of scholars who will contribute positively to society by advancing knowledge and paving a way to a better future.

The NPIHP fellow, while based on the Monash South Africa campus, can expect to have access to world-class facilities in which to work, while exploring a diverse array of sources in multiple archives. A particularly rich source of archival material is the archive of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, where the Fellow would not need to have a reading knowledge of Afrikaans. Access can also be arranged at the archives of the Department of Defence, although a reading knowledge of Afrikaans is recommended.

Duration of fellowship and stipend

The Fellow will be awarded a USD 9,000.00 stipend, paid in three installments, to support their lodging, meals, and research expenses. Fellows will be required to spend three full months in South Africa.

Areas of research

  • Fellows are expected to conduct original research on a topic related to the nuclear history of South Africa.
  • In cases where the primary research area of the fellow pertains to the nuclear history of another country or region, or about a larger systemic or conceptual issue, the Fellowship proposal should relate to a South African connection or case study.

Program requirements

  • Fellows will prepare an original research paper and submit it for review by the Wilson Center within three months of the fellowship conclusion. The paper will be reviewed for publication in the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project’s Working Papers series.
  • Fellows will be encouraged to write updates on their research for publication on the NPIHP website.
  • Fellows will share the documentary, archival, and other relevant resources they collect during the course of their Fellowship with the Wilson Center and Monash South Africa.

Facilities and Support

  • Monash South Africa will provide the fellow with office space and logistical support at their facilities in Johannesburg for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Fellows will be responsible for arranging their own travel to and lodging in South Africa, the costs of which can be claimed against the stipend.

Application Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated on:

  • The research proposal’s relation to the nuclear history of South Africa
  • The applicant’s experience conducting original archival research in foreign archives
  • The applicant should be proficient in English.


  • Applicants who are enrolled for, or have completed a PhD program in History, International Relations, Political Science, or an allied field, or who have completed a PhD Program within the past five years.
  • Citizens or permanent residents from any country.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A two-page research proposal that explains the topic to be researched, the primary research questions, the methodology, and the research timeline.
  • A Resume/CV
  • A writing sample.
  • A letter of reference.

Applications are due by 19 September 2016 at 23:59 EST. Applications should be submitted to:

The Wilson Center
Attn: Evan Pikulski
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027


Type: Fellowship
Aug 16, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016
Deadline: Sep 19, 2016
Application Form (115.19 KB)