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GRI Initiatives

At GRI, our approach is to create knowledge to address real-world problems and catalyze these new insights while training the next generation of global scholars and leaders. We do this not only through supporting and scaling our research labs, but also with select GRI initiatives. More information about each of our featured initiatives is below.

Post-Doctoral Fellows Program: The GRI Post-Doctoral Program offers opportunities for early-career scholars who seek to produce applied research on pressing global issues. Fellows generally spend two or more years in-residence researching, writing, and teaching in their area of specialization. They work closely with one or more GRI’s research labs and join its vibrant intellectual community, one that values innovation, fun, and an eagerness to take big swings at important research questions.

Security & Foreign Policy Initiative: GRI’s Security and Foreign Policy Initiative was designed with two key objectives: to meet students’ demand for courses and research opportunities in the areas of international security and U.S. foreign policy and to diversify W&M’s theoretical approaches to the study of these subjects. With generous support from W&M alums and the Charles Koch Foundation, GRI will achieve these objectives through an expansion of its post-doctoral fellowship program and a series of convenings that bring scholars, students, and policy practitioners together.

Global Scholars Program: In partnership with the W&M Washington Center and the Reves Center, GRI launched the W&M Global Scholars Program in 2022. In this year-long, cohort-based program, students are provided with with multiple internship and research experiences, embedded into coursework in Williamsburg, Washington DC, and Brussels/Paris.