2018-19 Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellowship


The Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellowship Program at Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security provides unique opportunities to a recent Georgetown University PhD or masters level graduate to conduct rigorous, policy-oriented research to address key knowledge gaps in the field of women, peace and security.

Through the fellowship, this individual will be based at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security in Washington, D.C., and undertake an agreed upon research program, working together with Institute staff, other fellows and external partners. The research program will be agreed upon between the candidate and the Institute’s Executive Director, Managing Director, and Research Partnerships Manager, and will represent both the candidate’s own research agenda and the Institute’s ongoing strategic priorities.

The research is expected to generate influential research papers and policy notes that will be published by the Institute and articles suitable for peer reviewed journals. The fellowship will also provide opportunities to present and disseminate the findings at conferences and convenings, and is expected to involve some international travel and field work.

To be eligible, applicants must be in their final semester of a PhD or master’s program at Georgetown University, or be no more than three years past receiving their respective degree from Georgetown. Successful candidates are expected to have:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skill
  • Working knowledge of the women, peace, and security field
  • A strong academic record with a graduate degree in economics, law, political science, public policy, conflict resolution, international or national security, international development, international relations or a related field
  • A demonstrated interest in and commitment to closing gender gaps and other dimensions of inequality
  • Skills in qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies
  • Experience in developing countries is preferred
  • Record of publishing either in online or print outlets is desirable.

The annual compensation for the annual full-time fellowship is $45,000 plus benefits. This will be administered in a monthly stipend form and includes medical, retirement and other benefits. Candidates with a Ph.D. will receive research faculty status at the Georgetown University Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service. For more information on the full package of benefits, please go to: https://benefits.georgetown.edu/enrolling/faculty



To apply, please fill out this application form in its entirety and submit electronically to giwps@georgetown.edu by April 29, 2018 in one email with a copy of your resume, your graduate school transcript, and the names and emails of two references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only applicants with a graduate degree from Georgetown University are eligible to apply.

You can learn more about the Institute at giwps.georgetown.edu. Please direct any questions to giwps@georgetown.edu.