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Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Deadline 12/02/2019
Eligibility Seniors
Contact Christopher Carr
Website http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows/


The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit educational organization in Washington dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results. Through research, publishing, convening, and on occasion, creating new institutions and international networks, the Endowment associates shape fresh policy approaches. Their interests span geographic regions and the relations among governments, business, international organizations and civil society, focusing on the economic, political, and technological forces driving global change. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Carnegie Endowment’s senior associates.


Brown is invited to nominate two candidates to the national competition. Seniors and those who have graduated within the past academic year are eligible; people who have begun graduate studies are not eligible. Applicants should have completed significant coursework and have experience in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, or Chinese studies. There are no citizenship requirements; however, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Finalists are invited for personal interviews by representatives of the Carnegie Endowment in March.


Gathier Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,200 per month for approximately one year. A generous benefits package is also provided.

The monthly salary is subject to federal, state and local taxes.


James. C. Gathier Junior Fellows materials - including application and list of topics. (will be available early October 2019)

Applicants must submit by December 2, 2019, the following application materials.

  • The application form (available in October)
  • A one to two-page resume including the applicant’s telephone number, address, e-mail address, extracurricular activities, and work experience
  • A one-page essay on why the applicant would like to become a Junior Fellow
  • An essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on one policy question. The questions can be found in the above link. 
  • Transcript of undergraduate records. 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a faculty member in the department of the applicant’s concentration.  Please have letters addressed to Linda Dunleavy, Associate Dean of the College for Fellowships.
Instructions for Applying

Applicants will apply through UFunds, Brown's online application system. The UFunds online application for the Gathier will be available in late October.

  • UPLOAD a PDF of your completed application form to UFunds, Brown's online application system.
  • UPLOAD a PDF of the one to two-page resume to UFunds
  • UPLOAD a PDF of the one-page essay of why you would like to be a Junior Fellow to UFunds (one page - double-spaced)
  • UPLOAD a PDF of an essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on one of the policy questions to UFunds.
  • REGISTER your two (2) referees on UFunds, Brown's online application system. Once you do so, the system will send a request for references with login information to the person registered. The referees are then responsible for uploading their references to UFunds by the campus deadline of December 2, 2019.
  • UPLOAD to UFunds a copy of your Brown University transcript.
  • Use the following LINK to order an official transcript. Applicants MUST order a HARD copy transcript to be scanned and uploaded to UFunds, Brown's online application system. 

Linda Sutherland
Brown University
Program Manager, Fellowships
1 Prospect Street, Box 1828
Providence, RI 02912


Katherine Pollock, '16