International and Nuclear Security

Within the general area of international security, the Foundation has a very strong emphasis on nuclear security issues. It defines nuclear security broadly as including nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, and, as it relates to nuclear security, nuclear energy.


  • Course Development Program

    The Foundation’s only open application grant opportunity in this area is for faculty who wish to develop new undergraduate courses in nuclear issues. These courses are not limited to political science/IR courses; faculty in history, literature, and scientific and engineering disciplines are also encouraged to apply. Preference is given to larger courses and seminars are rarely funded. Graduate courses will be considered on a case by case basis.

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  • Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows

    The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows (SNSF) program allows young scholars to pursue policy relevant research for twelve months in one of seven leading institutions in the nuclear security field: BCSIA, Carnegie, CFR, CISAC, MIT SSP, MIT NSE, RAND and Texas A&M.

    Applications must be submitted through a partner institution. Applications submitted directly to the Foundation will not be considered or forwarded.


About the Foundation

The Stanton Foundation was created by Frank Stanton, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest executives in the history of electronic communications and one of the television industry’s founding fathers.

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