About the CPD Research Fellowship Program

In August 2009, the Center launched a new fellowship program designed to support and publicize the work of scholars and practitioners of public diplomacy. Selected from a competitive pool of international applicants by a review committee, the CPD Research Fellows will each oversee a substantive research project that will yield at least two outputs, including one publication for the CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy series. The second output could consist of a blog series for the CPD Blog, or another type of product which the Fellow develops with CPD. Three non-resident fellows will be named every year, each serving a two-year term. The selected candidates will each receive a $2,000 stipend awarded at the successful completion of the fellowship.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2023-25 fellowship term this summer through the deadline to apply, November 10, 2022. Selection will be made by early 2022. If you have any questions, please contact cpd@usc.edu with "ATTN: CPD Research Fellowship Application" in the subject line.

*Please note that USC students and faculty are ineligible for the CPD Research Fellowship.

Current CPD Research Fellows

Kyle Long
CPD Research Fellow, 20222024
Senior Director, Organizational Strategy & Change, Northwestern University
CPD Project: “Greater American Higher Education”

Dmitry Chernobrov
CPD Research Fellow, 20222024
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield
CPD Project: "Strategic Humor and Post-Truth Public Diplomacy"

Alina Dolea
CPD Research Fellow, 20222024
Principal Academic in Media, Communication and Politics, Bournemouth University
CPD Project: "Diaspora diplomacy, emotions and disruption" 

Elisabeth King
CPD Research Fellow, 20212023
Associate Professor of International Education and Politics, New York University
CPD Project: "Symbolic Politics for Peace."

Shearon Roberts
CPD Research Fellow, 20212023
Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Xavier University of Louisiana
CPD Project: "City Diplomacy in Advancing Black Racial Solidarity: Opportunities and Implications in the Wake of Social Justice Movements."

Yoav Dubinsky
CPD Research Fellow, 20212023
Instructor of Sports Business, University of Oregon
CPD Project: "Sport-Tech Diplomacy in the Tokyo Olympic Games."

 

To view all CPD Research Fellowship projects, click here.

For a list of past CPD Research Fellows, click here.