The Catherine M. Kelleher Fellowship for International Security Studies supports an exceptional graduate student pursuing their master’s or doctoral degree at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
The award will be open to any student studying international security policy broadly defined, but will give special consideration to students interested in cooperative approaches to reducing nuclear risks and addressing other security challenges, an approach that Professor Kelleher championed as a scholar and a policy practitioner.
About Catherine M. Kelleher
Professor Kelleher is a College Park Professor at the University of Maryland. She is a founding faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where she also founded the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and Women in International Security (WIIS). Throughout her policy and academic careers, Professor Kelleher has been a champion for women in the field of international security policy. This fellowship is intended to ensure that future generations benefit from the kind of support that she has given to countless people in the field today.
How to Qualify
Apply to the School of Public Policy to receive consideration for the Kelleher fellowship
Learn more about Dr. Catherine M. Kelleher
Past Kelleher Fellows
Alexandra Borgeaud dit Avocat is a PhD student at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in international security. Her research interests include arms control, multi-stakeholder approaches to governance, and military applications of new technologies.
Alexandra is currently taking a break from her graduate studies to prepare for the Swiss Foreign Service exam.
Kelleher Fellow, Lauren Samuelsen, is a PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a graduate research assistant at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). Samuelsen's research examines nuclear material security policy in civilian settings.
Learn more about Lauren's background and research interests
Inaugural Kelleher Fellow, Lindsay Rand, is a PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a graduate research assistant at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). Rand’s research is focused on the intersection of science and policy in the field of international security.
Learn more about Lindsay's background and research interests