Call for Proposals: Cato Institute Junior Scholars Symposium 2022 (Stipend available)

Cato Institute Junior Scholars Symposium: The Cato Institute Junior Scholars Symposium 2022 is accepting proposals.

Cato Institute Junior Scholars Symposium

The Cato Institute’s fifth annual Junior Scholars Symposium (JSS), a paper workshop for graduate students on topics broadly related to international security and national security policy, will take place in October 2022.

The JSS gives participants a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get input on their ongoing study from other graduate students and Cato scholars. U.S. foreign policy, grand strategy, civil-military relations, alliances and security institutions, diplomatic history, developing technology, arms control, and nuclear deterrence are examples of paper themes. National security papers that relate to global health, commerce, political economics, or immigration are also invited.

The workshop will concentrate on paper presentations, discussion, and ideas for improvement, with the hope that authors would pursue publication in external journals or expand upon this research as they go to the dissertation portion of their studies.

Participants are requested to emphasize the policy significance of their work in particular. The policy implications of papers should be generally consistent with a pragmatic realism approach to foreign policy, in line with the Cato Institute’s aim to shift US foreign policy towards prudence and moderation.


Participants will receive a $500 stipend, as well as reimbursement for reasonable travel and lodging expenses if the course is conducted in person.

Cato Institute Junior Scholars Symposium | Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduate students in the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in political science, history, public policy, or a related discipline.
  • By the start of the workshop, you must have completed at least one year of graduate study in a PhD program.

Application Procedure | Cato Institute Junior Scholars Symposium

By April 22, send an abstract of no more than 500 words to [email protected] org. Your suggested research project should be described in depth in the abstract, which should be supported by a CV.

By May 20, all applicants will be advised of their application status, and their papers will be due on September 30.

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