2021-22 DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows at the School of  Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC

The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is pleased to announce the opportunity for outstanding scholars to conduct research in Washington, D.C. on “The United States, Europe, and World Order.”

During the academic year 2021-2022 six post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded for a ten (10) month period from September 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022.

DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows are closely integrated into the SAIS academic community and will be affiliated with the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs. A division of Johns Hopkins University, SAIS is a global institution that provides interdisciplinary professional education to prepare a diverse student body for  internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise, and leadership to the global community.

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs is home to a distinguished faculty of scholars and practitioners working to address some of today’s most complex global challenges. Through its innovative research, curricula, and programs, the Kissinger Center seeks to integrate historical scholarship with rigorous analysis of geostrategy and statecraft.

The Fellowships are funded through a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with the generous support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

During the academic year 2021-2022 research and related activities will focus on “The United States, Europe, and World Order.” DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows will focus on this subject during a regular series of high-level seminars, peer review sessions, and opportunities for direct engagement with senior foreign policy practitioners and leading scholars of statecraft and world order. Each Fellow is expected to complete a research paper related to this theme during the period of residence.

Click here for a pdf of the call for applications. DAAD Fellowships 2021-2022 Call for Applications


Applicants for the DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellowships at SAIS must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, and be fluent in English. U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. Non-US citizens should ideally be EU citizens currently affiliated with a German university or research institution and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to those who are no more than 6 years beyond completing their dissertation, although others are also eligible.


Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will receive a monthly stipend of up to $4,500, minus U.S. taxes; office space with computer; internet access; access to Johns Hopkins University libraries and other facilities. Each Fellow is expected to take care of his/her accommodation and living expenses. A basic health care package is available for all Post-Doctoral Fellows. For non-US citizens one economy class roundtrip airfare will be provided.

Application Procedure and Deadline

Each applicant should submit the following (in English):

1. A statement of interest outlining why you are applying and what you hope to get out of this fellowship.

2. A 3-5 page double-spaced research statement that proposes a research project, including its relevance to the theme “The United States, Europe and World Order.”

3. A curriculum vitae.

The applicant is responsible for collecting all materials and submitting them before 23:59 EST on February 21, 2021 using the following JHU application portal:

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in early March.

The 2021-2022 Post-Doctoral Fellowship begins on September 1, 2021 and concludes on July 1, 2022.

For further information, please contact Diane Bernabei (dbernab1[at]jhu.edu and KissingerCenter[at]jhu.edu).