The Catherine M. Kelleher Fellowship for International Security Studies will support an exceptional graduate student pursuing her master’s or doctoral degree at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. The award will be open to any student studying international security policy broadly defined, but will give special consideration to students interested in cooperative approaches to reducing nuclear risks and addressing other security challenges, an approach that Professor Kelleher championed as a scholar and a policy practitioner.
Professor Kelleher was a College Park Professor at the University of Maryland. She was a founding faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where she also founded the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and Women in International Security (WIIS). Throughout her policy and academic careers, Professor Kelleher was a champion for women in the field of international security policy. This fellowship is intended to ensure that future generations benefit from the kind of support that she has given to countless people in the field today.
Catherine M. Kelleher passed away on February 15, 2023. Click here to learn more about Catherine's life and legacy.