2021-2022 Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellowship


The Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellowship is a one-year program that 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. Fellows should have working knowledge of WPS and related US and international policy frameworks.

The selected fellow 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. Candidates with background or demonstrated interest in gender as it relates to climate change adaptation, environmental peacebuilding, renewable energy, and/or regenerative agriculture, particularly in conflict-affected and fragile settings, are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellow is expected to author and co-author 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 research findings at conferences, convenings, and briefings for relevant stakeholders.

To be eligible, applicants must be graduates of Georgetown University who are in their final semester, or have graduated within the past three years.

The selection criteria are:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Working knowledge of the women, peace, and security field
  • A strong academic record with a graduate degree in political science, public policy, conflict resolution, international or national security, international development, international relations, law, economics 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 (preferred)
  • Record of publishing either in online or print outlets (desirable)

HRC Fellows will be supervised by Dr. Jessica Smith, GIWPS Research & Policy Manager. The annual compensation for the full-time fellowship is $45,000 plus benefits, administered in a monthly stipend.  Benefits include medical and retirement. For more information on the full package of benefits, see: https://benefits.georgetown.edu/enrolling/faculty. Candidates with a PhD will receive research faculty status at the Georgetown University Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Preferred start date is August 1, 2021.

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

Please complete the application form and submit electronically with attachments to giwps@georgetown.edu.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2021