2023 Nonresident Fellow Program, Independent American Project, Eurasia Group Foundation 


The Eurasia Group Foundation’s (EGF) Independent America (IA) project seeks candidates for its 2023 nonresident fellow program. Candidates should have an interest in interrogating commonly held US foreign policy assumptions. This compensated one-year fellowship provides an opportunity for promising early-career scholars to conduct public-facing and policy-relevant research.


The IA project’s nonresident fellow program crosses academic disciplines to bring together scholars from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of functional and regional expertise. Fellows will share their perspectives with the common goal of examining the potential benefits and implications of a foreign policy which deploys American military might more judiciously. Scholars from historically under-represented groups in the foreign policy community are highly encouraged to apply.

Nonresident fellows should have a strong academic background, be open to collaboration, and have a demonstrated ability to effectively translate their research for public consumption. Through the program, fellows will receive a stipend and have the flexibility to develop public-facing work for EGF’s website, social media, and/or popular media. Fellows will benefit from IA’s support and network of press and policy contacts as they pitch op-eds and longer-form articles, and put themselves forward for podcast, television, and other broadcast appearances. The program will also provide an opportunity to workshop articles and book manuscripts, as well as other ongoing projects with the IA team and cohort of nonresident fellows.

Nonresident fellows will receive a $4,000 stipend for their contributions to 2-3 foreign policy deliverables. Nonresident fellows, in agreement with IA, will have the flexibility to pursue a variety of projects, which might include a white paper, op-ed and article placement, video, or similar projects. Nonresident fellows will also be expected to participate in monthly discussions with the IA research team and the cohort of fellows, which will be a forum to present and workshop projects. Additionally, fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in and engage with ongoing IA projects such as the podcast None Of The Above and the On Target video series, which aim to promote your work.


  • Contribute commentary and analysis in the form of 2-3 deliverables in the format of your choice, such as op-eds, articles, videos, an event, or something else.
  • Contribute to programming such as the On Target video series, and if the opportunity arises, the None Of The Above podcast and other EGF projects.
  • Contribute to monthly discussions with a cohort of nonresident fellows and the IA team to discuss and workshop ongoing projects for the program or related research.
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration and thought partnership with the IA team and other fellows.


Must hold a Ph.D., have a strong academic background, and have a demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad audience. IA is looking for fellows from a diverse range of academic disciplines, but your primary research must be in political science, international relations, foreign affairs, national security, history, or a related field.


Deadline to Apply: December 19, 2022


Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 2 writing samples (opinion and commentary preferred) to Zuri Linetsky and Mark Hannah at info@egfound.org. In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in the mission of EGF and the Independent America project.

The Independent America project is a multi-year research project led by EGF senior fellow Mark Hannah, which seeks to explore how US foreign policy could be better tailored to new global realities and the preferences of American voters.

The Eurasia Group Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to helping people make meaning out of the impact geopolitics has on their lives by empowering them to get involved in the issues that matter to them most. EGF takes complex issues and ensures they are accessible to everyone through traditional and nontraditional media. Including events and meetings, papers and presentations, videos, infographics, podcasts, and a full array of social media.