Program on Science and Global Security
Program on Science and Global Security

Register HERE to attend our online information session (February 10, 2023 at Noon, eastern time).

Are you a scientist or engineer who wants to build a safer, more peaceful world?

The Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University is launching a new pre-doctoral fellowship program to train the next generation of diverse scientists to advise governments and the public on issues of international peace and security.

The fellowship is designed to scout for talent, engage, mentor, and educate students from any background to prepare them for application to competitive PhD programs in Sciences, Engineering or Public Affairs in the United States. The fellowship is a full-time benefits-eligible job supporting faculty research that lasts 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for an extra year.

Your profile

You are a recent graduate passionate about science, public policy and international security. You have an undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, environmental science, or other STEM fields. You want to apply your skills and training to make the world a better place. You are considering a PhD but could benefit from additional training prior to applying. This program is for you!

SGS is committed to building a culturally diverse community. If you identify as a member of groups that have been historically underrepresented in science, public policy and international security, we strongly encourages you to apply.

What you will do

Be prepared to engage in exciting research at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy with a focus on nuclear arms control, disarmament, environmental justice, and space security.

Mentored by SGS faculty and researchers, you will actively participate in research projects such as:

  • Modeling nuclear war and its consequences on people and planet
  • Building robots to detect and track radioactive sources
  • Using virtual reality to facilitate the inspections of nuclear and military facilities
  • Analyzing satellite imagery with machine learning methods to detect military activities
  • Reconstructing the impact of nuclear testing on indigenous communities seeking justice and compensation

In addition, you will have opportunities to engage with scientists and scholars from all over the world, meet and advise members of congress and their staff as well as diplomats within the United Nations and build your professional network.

What you will gain

The fellowship is designed to help you strengthen your scientific, research and writing skills, support the development of your professional network, and provide you with assistance for the preparation and submission of PhD applications.

The SGS pre-doctoral research fellowship is a full-time job with a competitive salary and access to Princeton University benefits, like health insurance. It is a great option for people who are considering a PhD but aren't completely sure they're ready. The fellowship will also cover standard test and PhD application fees.

Don’t hesitate, come join and work with us!

Register to attend our online information session on February 10, 2023 (noon eastern time) HERE.

Apply directly to the position online at:

If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please feel free to contact Sebastien Philippe at