Foreign PolicyThe United States’ approach to grand strategy, trade, diplomacy, defense policy, civil-military relations, intelligence, homeland security, and other areas influence individual and societal well-being on a daily basis. A better understanding of the connection between U.S. foreign policy, freedom, and well-being will allow for a more productive discussion about potential solutions to pressing problems.
The Charles Koch Foundation requests proposals for research related to foreign policy. We are especially interested in research that:
- Explores the benefits and drawbacks of a grand strategy of restraint (in a historical, political, and economic context).
- Addresses how trade impacts relations between states, including assessments of trade agreements.
- Examines the ethical implications of foreign policy decisions, particularly as they relate to military interventions driven by ethical arguments.
- Addresses the domestic impacts and unintended consequences of foreign policy decisions.
- Examines the relationship between foreign policy in theory and in practice.
- Explores the concept of threat inflation in the United States.
- Examines executive-legislative relations in foreign policy.
- Examines the impact of business, domestic pressure groups, and think tanks on U.S. foreign policy.
- Explores the growth of the intelligence and national security establishments since 9/11.
- Explores the costs, risks, and impacts of foreign aid and alliance commitments.
- A one-to-two-page abstract of the project on behalf of your university, college, think tank, or other 501(c)(3) organization. The abstract should provide sufficient detail for reviewers to assess the nature and feasibility of the idea.
- A CV or résumé.
- A brief, itemized budget.
- Final projects should be original, of academic journal quality, and must not have been previously published.
Funding levels are commensurate with the requirements of the research and the potential for the research to advance an understanding of critical issues. Accepted proposals may also receive support to disseminate the research findings.