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Council on Foreign Relations Research and Program Associates Research (CFR) associates and program assistants will have the chance to hear from experts, including scholars, government officials, corporate executives, top journalists, and young, upcoming leaders, on the most important foreign-policy issues of our time by attending CFR meetings. CFR also offers opportunities to further the staff’s professional development through a lunch speaker series for staff, a Professional Development training program, a tuition reimbursement policy, and free CFR publications.

Institutional Endorsement:  This fellowship does not require U-M endorsement.  Applications are submitted directly to CFR.

Application Deadline: Listings will be available until the hiring manager for the open position has found an applicant to fill the position, or the hiring manager has received more than enough qualified applications and has started the interview stage of the hiring process.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)


  • Responses to designated essay questions

  • Additional eligibility parameters can be found here.

Application Instructions:

  • Apply directly to CFR by following the instructions found here

  • In addition to essay responses, applicants must provide the following documents

    • Cover Letter

    • Resume