Advanced International Studies at the Nobel Institute

The Nobel Institute houses what is perhaps Northern Europe’s finest international relations library, and has during the past few decades emerged as an important international academy for studies relating to war and peace.

Since 1991, nearly 100 visiting fellows from over 25 countries have spent shorter or longer periods at the Institute, including many of the world’s leading historians, economists and political scientists. In connection with the Visiting Fellows Program, research seminars are held throughout the spring. The seminars are open to the public. Selected Fulbright candidates are expected to deliver one research seminar and one public lecture while in residence at the Institute.

This award is available for up to three scholars each year. Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: American History, Economics, History (non-U.S.), and Political Science.

Selected scholars will be in residence for three months and may begin any time between February 1 and April 1. The Norwegian Nobel Institute will provide office space for selected scholars.

Each year the Visiting Fellows Program has a different topic. The topic for 2022 will be: “The rise of China, the U.S. pivot to Asia, and great power dynamics in the 21st century.” Both specific and general approaches to disarmament and arms control, the societal conditions for peace, and ongoing peace processes are welcome.

To apply

Awards are published in CIES’ annual awards catalogue. You can find everything you need to know about how to apply for a Fulbright scholarship on CIES’ website:

Application deadline is in September for the following academic year.

Please contact the Fulbright office in Norway, or Lauren Smith at IIE in Washington, DC for more information.

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