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Fellowship Programmes - NDC Research Division

The NATO Defense College offers a number of fellowships each year in the field of defence and security policy research related to NATO and its Partners.

Calling period reopened for the Mediterranean Dialogue Fellowships

Applications for the 2020 MD Fellowships will be accepted until 30 November 2019.


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Please send the Application Forms directly to Mr Eugenio Mengarini: e.mengarini@ndc.nato.int


Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) Fellowships

Two fellowships are made available each year for applicants from MD countries. Each fellowship lasts five months and each fellow receives a stipend to cover his or her travel expenses and the costs of his or her stay in Rome while conducting research at the NDC. Applicants should be citizens of partner countries in the Mediterranean Dialogue, as specified in the Fellowship Terms and Conditions and the Application Form. They are invited to submit proposals relating to NATO and Mediterranean security, by completing and forwarding their Application Form to the NDC Research Division. The full Terms and Conditions of the fellowship, as well as the Application Form, can be downloaded from this webpage.

Selection Procedure

The NDC Research Fellowship Selection Committee meets in October each year, to review all the applications received. Candidates may be contacted by the NDC Research Division for further clarification regarding their applications before that date, but applicants should be aware that a final decision on their application will be made only when the Committee concludes the selection process (by 30 November ). The Committee will select two from MD countries. Selected candidates will be notified in writing immediately thereafter and they will receive the latest version of the NDC Fellows’ Manual to prepare for their stay at the College in Rome.

Note: Research proposals unrelated to NATO/incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.