Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, prior to 1971 we were known as the Institute for Advanced Studies.
- Strategic Research and Analysis focuses on global, transregional and functional issues.
- Regional Strategy and Planning focuses on regional issues.
- Academic Engagement creates and sustains partnerships with the scholarly community to bring its resources to bear on Army and Joint issues.
- Publications Office provides editorial support and is the contact point for publication requests.
On average, SSI produces about 40-50 studies per year.
Yes, they teach various electives.
The War College and SSI are under U.S. Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
SSI’s mission is to use independent analysis to conduct strategic studies that develop policy recommendations for the Army’s senior leadership.
If published through the External Research Associates Program, the funding allowance depends upon the length and scope of the research project.
Visiting Research Professor
You can apply to the Visiting Research Professorship program at SSI. These professorships last one to two years and there is no required teaching. The successful candidate will advance their own research while simultaneously producing SSI studies on national security policy and military strategy which will be distributed to military leaders, government officials, civilian academics, and the global strategic community.
The visiting research professor must be a full-time employee of an educational or research organization eligible to return following their appointment at SSI. Students, employees of the Federal government, and employees of for-profit organizations are not eligible. The visitor will remain an employee of his or her current institution at current salary. The Army War College will reimburse the employing institution for the visitor’s full salary and benefits. The War College also provides generous travel and research support, and may provide relocation assistance.
To request more information, mail, fax, or email a c.v. or resume, a list of references, one sample publication, a summary research agenda, and a one paragraph proposal for an SSI study to:
Visiting Research Professorship Advisor
Strategic Studies Institute
U.S. Army War College
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5244
Phone: (717) 245-4126
Fax: (717) 245-3820
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