2015 Nuclear Proliferation International History Project Boot Camp

2015 Nuclear Proliferation International History Project Boot Camp

Deadline: November 30, 2014

The fifth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons. It is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global nuclear landscape.

The thematic seminars led by world-class historians and leading experts will:

  • fully immerse participants in the world of nuclear history research,
  • explore the international history behind today’s nuclear challenges,
  • foster discussions of the presentations that each participant will offer based on his/her current research.


  • The selected participants will receive full tuition and round-trip airfare to Rome as well as accommodations and meals during the boot camp.


  • Candidates  should be enrolled in or have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields.
  • Students who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear matters can also apply.
  • Applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.

Application Process

The following documents should accompany application:

  • A completed application cover sheet.
  • A brief resume or CV (maximum 2 pages).
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor or senior professional colleague who knows you well.
  • A brief abstract (maximum 200 words) of your current academic research.
  • A statement of purpose (approximately 1 page or 400-600 words in length) describing how participating in the Nuclear History Boot Camp would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional or academic goals.
  • All application materials must be in English. Please submit each required document as a separate PDF file.
  • All completed applications and letters of recommendation and questions should be addressed to [email protected]

For more information, visit 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp.