Applications for the second cohort of the “Mansfield Next Generation of U.S.-Japan Nuclear Policy Experts” program are now open!
Deadline to apply: January 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST
This training program aims to nurture a new generation of Japanese and American nuclear experts who will contribute to the strengthening of U.S.-Japan security relations and grow into leaders and policymakers with a comprehensive understanding of regional nuclear security dynamics.
The program, held entirely in English, includes a series of interactive webinars culminating in an in-person, immersion training in Washington, DC, and the opportunity to publish a short policy-relevant article. The participants will receive round-trip airfare to Washington, accommodations, and meals.
- Japanese students enrolled in an MA or PhD program in international relations, security studies, political science, or related fields at a university in Japan; OR
- Students (including non-U.S. citizens) enrolled in an MA or PhD program in international relations, security studies, political science, East Asian studies, or related fields at a university in the United States.
January 28, 2024 | Deadline to apply
Early February 2024 | Short virtual interviews with candidates and selection of the Japanese and U.S. program participants
Late February / Early March 2024 | Virtual meet-and-greet among participants and Mansfield staff
March-July 2024 | Three virtual interactive webinars (90 minutes each), featuring a speaker discussing global nuclear politics and history; nuclear security dynamics in the Indo-Pacific; and arms control and the future of nuclear agreements. Additional optional webinars may be scheduled.
September 2024 | Participants travel to Washington, DC for a 7-day in-person training program. Facilitated by the Foundation, the students will meet with key nuclear experts from academia and think tanks as well as practitioners from the U.S. government.
November 2024 | Participants will work in groups and submit a short policy-relevant piece for online publication with the Mansfield Foundation.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following to email@example.com:
- A resume or CV (no more than 2 pages);
- A 1-page motivation letter detailing your interest in nuclear policy and the Indo-Pacific, and your career plans in the security/international relations/nuclear field;
- A letter of recommendation from a professor or a supervisor who knows you personally and is familiar with your work. The recommender can send the letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is January 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
If you have any questions about the program, please send an email to email@example.com
Read about Cohort 1 here!