Call for applications

International Security Fellowships

The Centre for International Security at the Hertie School offers fellowships to individuals who are based in Berlin and work in international security. We are particularly interested in candidates who have research or work-related experience in the four key research areas of the Centre: nuclear security, states and non-state actors, grand strategy, as well as digital technology and security.

Fellows are usually appointed for a ten-month period from September through June, with a possibility for renewal, but exceptions will be considered. Fellows will be listed on our website, will benefit from access to the Hertie library and may be provided with desk space at the Centre, subject to availability.

Fellows are expected to devote time to collaborative Centre endeavors. They are expected to attend Centre events, propose Centre activities on their own and contribute to the Center's research activities.


Applications for fellowships are welcome from recent Ph.D. recipients or equivalent degrees in political science, sociology or economics, university faculty members and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have acquired appropriate professional experience. We particularly encourage applications from women, minorities and citizens of all countries.

Stipend Information

All international security fellowships are currently non-stipendiary appointments.

Application Requirements

  • CV/ Resume
  • Letter of motivation stating clearly how the fellow’s work fits the Centre’s key research areas.

All applications must be submitted via email to No other method of application submission will be accepted. The application deadline is March 31.