UGA Honors student Bert Thompson Jr. has been awarded a Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship, becoming one of just 14 young scholars from across the nation to join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a research assistant.
Thompson, who is from Macon, is expected to graduate in May with a double major in international affairs from the UGA School of Public and International Affairs and history from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. His fellowship will center on nuclear nonproliferation, a subject that has surrounded his coursework and experiential learning at UGA.
A recipient of the Foundation Fellowship, UGA’s premier academic scholarship, Thompson worked as a research intern at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Washington, D.C., and studied at the Hertog War Studies Program in Washington, D.C.; the Center for the Study of Global Issues in Verona, Italy; and the UGA at Oxford program.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships to graduating seniors or recent graduates to work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates. Fellows are chosen from a pool of nearly 400 applicants from participating universities.