One year fellowship to work as a research assistant to one of the Carnegie Endowment's senior associates.


November 24, 2023

12:00pm (noon)


Timeline for Applying



Quick facts

Academic Discipline



US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Citizenships


Senior, Entering Graduate, Alumni



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. A full benefits package is also provided.




Each year the Endowment offers 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. The selected students must have a strong research background and will serve as research associates. Fellows are matched with senior fellows—academics, former government officials, lawyers, and journalists from around the world—to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for Carnegie publications, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges.


Open only to graduating seniors or early alumni—you may not have begun graduate school. Eligible to work in the US from August 1–July 31 the year following graduation. Duke is allowed two nominations annually.

Process for Gaither 2023
Connect with an OUSF advisor to learn about the application process Schedule an Appointment

Open office hours every Monday at 4:00pm, or by appointment

Submit Application Interest Form

(Coming Soon)

Anytime - the earlier, the better!
Work on application materials and check in with NCS and faculty advisers October-November
Deadline for complete Campus Applications, including resume, transcript, and essays

Current Students / Alumni

Friday, November 24, 12p.m. (noon)
Deadline for all letters of recommendationncs-ousf@duke.eduFriday, November 24, 12p.m. (noon)
Duke nominees named by NCS Mid-December