The Program

To encourage and mentor the next generation of scholars in international relations, The Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies created a special program for select undergraduate political science majors, the Saltzman Student Scholars Program.

Chosen through competitive application, under the guidance of Institute Director Keren Yarhi-Milo, Saltzman Student Scholars will be invited to public and private Institute events including seminars, round tables and meetings. They will receive mentoring from members of the Institute and guidance when preparing their applications for graduate school. Should they wish, Saltzman Student Scholars can apply to become research assistants at the Institute, an opportunity to work with faculty on courses and independent research.  Saltzman Student Scholars will be listed in a special section of our website along with their photo and profile.

Qualifications and Application      


Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors with a declared major in political science, history, or area studies, with an interest in international relations. History and area studies majors must have completed at least two courses in political science at the time of application.  Applicants may be from Columbia College, The School of General Studies, or Barnard College.

You may view our current cohort of Saltzman Student Scholars HERE.

Applications are accepted during the late spring and late fall of each academic year.