The purpose of the INSS Research Fellows Program is to enhance INSS’ expertise and research output on critical DoD regional and functional priority issues, and offer research fellows opportunities to research, publish, and engage with national security experts. Research Fellows fall into one of two categories: (1) Visiting Research Fellows spend several months in-residence at the National Defense University; (2) Non-Resident Research Fellows remain on their home campus and interact with INSS team members virtually.
Applicants interested in becoming a Visiting Research Fellow must include their preference on their application and meet all the criteria for being on-campus at Ft Lesley McNair. Although we welcome applicants with any expertise related to national security, we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise beyond those in our organization. These topics include, but are not limited to, Space Policy, U.S. foreign policy for Africa and Latin America, Climate Change, and Civil-Military Relations.
Applicants interested in being in-residence longer than 3 months should apply through the Visiting Scholars Program. All Fulbright Scholars, regardless of their duration of stay, also should apply through the Visiting Scholars Program.