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Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR)


The Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) is open to candidates who have recently received their Doctorate in Social and Political Sciences or Economics and whose research focuses on topics of international relations and/or international peace and security issues. Fellowships are granted for a duration of 24 months to prepare fellows for a career in policy-oriented and international research at renowned think-tanks and political consulting research institutes. Fellows spend three eight-month stays at research institutions or think-tanks participating in the program – at least one on the Eastern, and one on the Western side of the Atlantic.

Participating Institutes

Fellows will be supervised by a researcher at each host institute, while being integrated into the relevant research units or projects. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on issues of major and immediate political significance, and to publish their work in journals or paper series that will be read by decision-makers at national and international levels. The fellowship aims to involve participants actively in the work and research of leading international think-tanks. It is not intended to primarily fund the completion of major individual publications or of academic peer-reviewed journal articles.


The program is funded by, among others, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Deutsche Bank, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Otto Group, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Transatlantikprogramm der Bundesregierung.

Further Information

For further information, please check the TAPIR website or contact:

Denise Rüttinger
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Transatlantic Fellowship Program
Ludwigkirchplatz 3–4
10719 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 88007-106 (phone)
+49 (0)30 88007-5106 / -100 (fax)

Call for Applications 2016

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