How to Apply | International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs

Participation is by application and invitation only.

Who Should Apply:

Participation in the summer symposium is by application and invitation only

Only people already working on the technical aspects of arms control or those who are seriously contemplating working in the future on such issues should apply. Lack of experience is not necessarily a drawback.

The ideal applicant is someone who has an advanced degree in a technical field, is working full-time on security issues or seeking to do so, and has demonstrated interest in questions related to public policy or been engaged in community-level activism.

What's Required:

The symposium includes roughly 40 participants. Each participant is required to give a presentation on research he or she is doing or is planning to do.

In addition, each participant is required to prepare a written version of his or her presentation, distributed at the beginning of the meeting.

There is no conference fee and all expenses and travel costs associated with attending the meeting will be covered.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in attending the symposium, please send a comprehensive curriculum vitae, details of your present position and future career plans, and a statement of research interests (300-500 words).

If you do not have prior experience in arms control, the statement should discuss why you are interested in the field, what specific topics you are interested in, and any ideas you have for future research in this field.

Please send these materials to Teri Grimwood at the Union of Concerned Scientists Global Security Program, email strongly preferred. There is no firm deadline for applications. She can be reached in the following ways:

Teri Grimwood
Union of Concerned Scientists
1825 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006

Email: tgrimwood [at]
Phone: 202-331-5422

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