New Faces Application


Who Can Apply?

  • The competition is open to advanced graduate students working on a Ph.D. and studying in the United States. Preference is usually given to students who will get their Ph.D. in the coming year and who are on, or about to go on, the job market. We have, however, on occasion selected students who have finished their degrees and/or have already found a job.
  • The research of the graduate student must focus on an issue which has relevance for the study of national and international security, broadly defined.
  • We are glad to welcome applications from students in any discipline, including (but not limited to) political science, history, law, anthropology, sociology, and comparative literature.
  • The Selection Committee chooses participants primarily on the basis of their individual excellence. Because it is an interdisciplinary conference, an effort is made to make sure that we invite students from a variety of disciplines.
  • The conference will be organized around the interests of the chosen candidates as opposed to being organized around predetermined themes.

How to Apply:

The Eighteenth Annual New Faces Conference will be held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, on Friday September 8, 2017.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please complete and submit the application form embedded below.  In addition, please send the following materials as email attachments to the TISS office c/o by April 17, 2017. 

  • A letter of support from your dissertation director or other faculty sponsor  
  • A full length curriculum vitae and a brief 250- 300 word biography
  • A full length abstract of your dissertation (2-3 pages) and a 250 – 300 word summary 

The Selection Board typically meets towards the end of the month and decisions can be expected in early May. Feel free to contact Carolyn (Tel. 919-613-9280/ e-mail if you have any questions.

New Faces Form

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