Fully funded 2016 NATO Fellowships, Italy.

NatoThe NATO Defense College (NDC) is currently pleased to offer  a  research opportunity for international citizens of NATO member states:note that the NDC Eisenhower Defence Fellowship programme is named after the College’s founder, General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

This scholarship program began in 2015 and every year the NDC Research Division selects – on a merit basis – three NDC Eisenhower Defence Fellows: 1 Senior Eisenhower Defence Fellow (4 months) and 2 Eisenhower Defence Fellows (3 months each). As a fully funded fellowship, accepted fellows will receive a stipend to cover their travel and living expenses while conducting research at the NDC  

Eligibility Criteria


All fellows will be selected based on specific aptitude and experience for carrying through a major defense or security research project related to NATO, its member states and/or the Partner country (research projects with no relation to NATO will not be considered). Beside the quality of the research proposal, very important in order to be selected will be the academic qualifications of the candidate, professional experience and publication record. Candidates must have a good working knowledge of English or French and be computer literate.

  • Candidates for the NDC/PfP Fellowships: must be citizens of one of the following countries: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan;
  • Candidates for the NDC/MD Fellowships: must be citizens of one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Mauritania or Tunisia;
  • Candidates for the NDC/OMC/PAG Fellowship: must be citizens of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and Mongolia;
  • Candidates for the NDC/Eisenhower Fellowships: must be citizens of one of the following countries: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Fellowship Amount

16,000 EUR are provided for the fellow intended to cover the costs of their stay in Rome and their travel expenses.

How to apply

Candidates for PfP Fellowships should submit their proposals in the area of Euro-Atlantic security. Candidates for MD Fellowships are invited to submit proposals in the area of Mediterranean security. Candidates for the OMC/PAG Fellowship are invited to submit proposals in the area of NATO’s global security partnerships. Candidates for the Eisenhower Fellowships should send their proposals reflecting the priorities and challenges for the Alliance and its member states.

Click Applications to get started. Forms should be sent directly to Mr Eugenio Mengarini at e.mengarini@ndc.nato.int at latest until 30 September 2016.

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