Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) are announcing the launch of a call for applications for the Third Edition of the CTBTO-CENESS Research Fellowship.

CTBTO-CENESS Research Fellowship gives new generation of experts an opportunity to build and expand professional networks in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament by connecting the participants with prominent experts and officials, as well as to conduct and publish their research.

The essential part of the Third Edition of the Fellowship is an online seminar course which will take place over August-December 2023. The seminar sessions will focus on critical topics concerning the role of CTBT in the global nonproliferation regime, potential ways of facilitating the Treaty’s entry into force, national experience with its ratification, and CTBT-related regional issues, including in the Middle East and on the Korean peninsula.

Among distinguished scholars and practitioners who joined the previous editions of the Research Fellowship as speakers were CTBTO Executive Secretary Robert Floyd, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu, former Head of the Russian Delegation to the Negotiations of the CTBT Grigory Berdennikov, former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, and former Head of the Chinese Delegation to the Negotiations of the CTBT Amb. Sha Zukang. 

Another central element of the program is the preparation of research papers on critical CTBT-related issues. The fellows will be invited to write the papers in groups and will have access to the network of CENESS and CTBTO-affiliated experts to support their research. The papers will be published by CTBTO in an annual electronic magazine. Moreover, CENESS will assist the fellows by submitting the best papers to leading nonproliferation and disarmament-focused outlets for potential publishing.

Follow this link to apply for the CTBTO-CENESS Research Fellowship 2023 until August 13, 2023. Due to the limited amount of spots available the applications will be subject for review by the organizers.