Postdoctoral Fellowships

Last updated December 2013

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships
Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.
Deadline: 10 January 2014

Newton International Fellowships

The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural,  physical and social sciences. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.
Newton Fellows  will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to  cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation  allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long term links with the UK. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers  working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.
Applications and more information are available at: and

The closing date for applications is Monday, March 10, 2014.

Columbia University INTERACT Fellowships
Information for 2012/2013
INTERACT is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary study. The objectives of this overarching goal will be met creatively by the INTERACT Fellows, for example through innovative courses; participation in institute programs and events; and/or workshops organized collaboratively by INTERACT Fellows. The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society’s INTERACT Fellow will devote half their time to teaching and working with other Fellows on INTERACT programming, and half time to his or her own research and writing. The Fellow’s tentative curricular responsibility would be to develop one course each semester (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013), preferably in coordination with Columbia’s developing Global Core Curriculum. Each Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area and participate in all activities of the INTERACT program collaborative. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2012, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits.
Visit for more information and to download an application.
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
Columbia University
No current fellowship information until January 2014 for the 2014/2015 year

(212) 854-4541

Academy Scholars Program, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Support for Pre-Doctoral or Post-Doctoral scholars for two years of advanced work at Harvard “for outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions."  Individuals must “show promise of becoming leading scholars at major universities."  Each year four to five Academy Scholars are chosen for the program, which provides an annual stipend of $56,000 for Post-Doctoral Scholars and $28,000 for Pre-Doctoral Scholars.  See website for application requirements.

The Academy Scholars Program, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-2137;  FAX (617) 496-9592
Kathleen Hoover, Program Coordinator:
Deadline:  October 1, 2014

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The University of California President'sPostdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The goal of the program is to provide research opportunity and career development for scholars whose work will enhance the diversity of the academic community at the University of California. President's Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to establish residence at the campus of their postdoctoral appointment; focus full-time on research and avoid other commitments such as teaching; meet regularly with their faculty mentor, and attend the annual the Annual Fall Meeting and the Academic Spring Retreat.

These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of the increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Columbia University, Society of Fellows in the Humanities
The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, appoints postdoctoral fellows to scholars in the humanities.  The program gives the fellows the time and resources to develop independent scholarship within a broadening educational and professional context and involves them in interdisciplinary programs of general education and in innovative courses of their own design.  Fellows must attend weekly meetings to advance the intellectual and educational purposes common to the membership, in addition to teaching duties in the Core Curriculum.  Fellows are provided with a stipend of $59,000, with benefits, and are eligible for an additional $5,000 in research aid for the year of their fellowship.  Applications are available on the website.
Society of Fellows, Columbia University

2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-8443;  FAX (212) 662-7289

Deadline:  October 3, 2014

University of Chicago Society of Fellows
The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary organization of both senior and junior fellows, dedicated to promoting liberal arts teaching and scholarship.Harper-Schmidt Fellows at the University of Chicago teach in the College's core courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Western Civilization. These Junior Fellows receive four-year appointments as Collegiate Assistant Professors. The Society also includes a number of regular faculty who have received three year appointments as Senior Fellows. The purpose of the Society is to promote the intellectual well-being of its members, to encourage professional and intellectual discourse, to foster interdisciplinary dialogue, both within the society and across the University as a whole, and to help maintain the high standard of teaching in the College. The Society meets regularly for discussion of work by its members and by distinguished visitors. It also sponsors regular conferences and events focused on cross-disciplinary subjects.Every year the Society welcomes new members that were selected in a highly competitive process.  Successful candidates demonstrate excellence not only in their original scholarship but also in their teaching. Applications for Junior Fellowships are accepted each autumn.  Those wishing to apply can find information through the link at left or below.
Contact information: Julia Klein, Program Coordinator,
Society of Fellows, University of Chicago,
5845 South Ellis Avenue,
Gates-Blake Hall, Rm 327,
Chicago, IL 60637,
(773) 834-0681, (773) 834-0493 - fax
To apply:

Deadine: November 1 in 2010

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts appoints Post-Doctoral Fellows for three-year terms to pursue research and teach part-time in their academic department.  The Society seeks to promote innovate interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching.  Fellows they have informal as well as structured opportunities to interact with students, faculty, senior fellows and each other.  They must participate in lectures, teach one or two courses and participate in the University community.  Fellows must reside in Princeton during the academic year.  They are provided with a stipend of $76,000, a shared office, personal computer, a research account of $5,000 per year and access to other University resources. Graduate alumni of Princeton are not eligible.  Application and procedure is available on the website.
Princeton University
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Joseph Henry House

Princeton NJ 08544

(609) 258-4717;  FAX (609) 258-2783


Deadline: Postmarked by October 1st, 2014

Michigan Society of Fellows Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds.  The Society provides Fellows with a three-year appointment as an Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University or as a Post-Doctoral Scholar, with an annual stipend of $52,000 and up to $1,500 in additional research funds.  The Fellows are expected to teach the equivalent of one academic year during the period of their fellowship and must be in residence in Ann Arbor to participate in activities related to the Society.  Application is available on the website.
Michigan Society of Fellows, University of Michigan

0540 Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070

(734) 763-1259;  FAX (734) 647-8168;
Deadline:  October 3, 2014

Cornell University Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The Society for the Humanities sponsors two Post-Doctoral teaching-research fellowships in the humanities for a two-year period.  Each Fellowship offers a stipend of $45,000 per year.  Fellows must be in residence at Cornell during their fellowship period and will have department affiliation, limited teaching duties and the opportunity for scholarly work.  Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowships are available in two areas of specialization, which are the Department of Science & Technology Studies and the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance (2012).  To be eligible, candidates must have received their PhD after September 2006 or by June 30, 2012.  There is no citizenship requirement.  Application procedure is available on the website.
Megan Dirks,
Program Administrator Society for the Humanities,
Cornell University

27 East Avenue,
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9274;  FAX (607) 255-1422;
Deadline:  December 15, 2013

Cornell University Society for the Humanities Fellowships
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell appoints six to ten Fellows annually, based upon different focal themes, which the candidate’s work should correspond to.  All of the topics deal with the humanities, and the candidate’s approach should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.  The theme for 2013-2014 is “Sensation,” which calls for scholarly reflections on risk, from a historical, theoretical or global standpoint.  More information on the focal theme is available on the website.
Fellowships are held for one year and provide a $45,000 stipend.  Applicants living outside of North America are eligible for an additional $2,000 for travel costs.  Fellows will be required to offer one seminar related to their research and participate in the weekly Fellows seminar, in addition to continuing their own research/writing.  Applicants must have received their PhD by January 1, 2013 and must have at least one year of college teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.  Application and procedure is available on the website.
Megan Dirks, Program Administrator Society for the Humanities,
Cornell University

27 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9274;  FAX (607) 255-1422;

Deadline:  October 1, 2013

Council for International Exchange of Scholars [CIES]/Fulbright Scholar Program
The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad annually to lecture and conduct research in countries around the world.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens – permanent residency is not sufficient.  Candidates must have received their PhD and have college/university teaching experience in their field of proposed lecturing at the time of application.  There are multiple grant categories.  Applications and additional information are available on the website.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden Street NW, Suite 5L, Washington, D.C. 20008-3009
(202) 686-4000;  FAX (202) 362-3442
Deadline:  August 1, 2013

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program
The program funds fellowships through institutions of higher education to faculty members who propose to conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies for 3-12 months.  The funding support travel expenses, a maintenance stipend, a research-related expense allowance and other expenses.  Fellows must have been engaged in teaching relevant to their foreign language or area studies specialization for the two years immediately preceding the award, propose research relevant to their specialization which is not dissertation research, and possess sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the research project.  U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency is required.  Application is available on the website.
Cynthia Dudzinski, U.S. Department of Education, OPE
International and Foreign Language Education, Language Resource Centers Program
1990 K St. NW, Room 6077, Washington, D.C. 20006-8521
(202) 502-7589;  FAX (202) 502-7860;
Deadline: No Fellowships Awarded in 2013

Institute for Advanced Study School of Social Science, Visiting Member Awards
The School of Social Science each year invites up to twenty scholars as Members for the full academic term. Visiting Members are expected to pursue their own research, in addition to participating in a School seminar and weekly lunch.  The program welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguists, and encourages social scientific work with a historical and humanistic bent. The group is interdisciplinary and international, with memberships awarded at junior and senior levels. All applicants must possess a PhD or equivalent prior to applying.  The theme for 2013-2014 is The Environment & Human Sciences, but all applicants will be considered.  Stipend support varies each year, but will not exceed $65,000, and applicants are encouraged to seek additional support from outside agencies.  Applications are available on the website.
School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 734-8000;  FAX (609) 924-8399
Deadline: November 1, 2013

The National Humanities Center Fellowships
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for an academic year.  Scholars from all fields of the humanities, including those engaged in humanistic projects pertaining to natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions and public life, from any nation are welcomed to apply.  Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted, but some are designated for particular areas of research.  The designated scholarships vary by year, but included young woman in philosophy, Scandinavian studies, environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, and theology in 2011.  Stipends are individually determined according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them.  The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina, and locates housing for Fellows in neighboring communities.  Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent at the time of application, have a record of publication and the Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation.  Applications are available on the website.
Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center
7 Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 12256

Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709-2256
(919) 549-0661;
Deadline:  October 1, 2013

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Program

The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.  The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant.  The ACLS does not fund creative work, textbooks, straightforward translation or pedagogical projects.  ACLS Fellowships are intended as a salary replacement, are portable and usable at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research.  The ACLS offers $65,000 for a Full Professor or the equivalent, $45,000 for an Associate Professor or the equivalent and $35,000 for Assistant Professor or the equivalent, for six to twelve consecutive months of full-time research.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have received their PhD at least two years before the application deadline.  To be eligible, applicants must have also had a lapse of at least two years between their last “supported research leave” and September 1, 2012.  Applications are available on the website.
The ACLS Program offers the following additional designated scholarships:

ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships

In order to encourage humanistic research in area studies, special funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the ACLS has been set aside for approximately 10 ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships to be designated among the successful applicants to the central ACLS Fellowship competition. Scholars pursuing research and writing on the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union will be eligible for these special fellowships. Application must be made to the ACLS Fellowship Program and all requirements and provisions of that program must be met, with the exceptions that an International and Area Studies Fellow must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident who has lived in the U.S. continuously for at least 3 years by the application deadline, and must submit a final report to both NEH and ACLS.

ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships

The ACLS and the New York Public Library offer a collaborative program to provide up to 5 residential fellowships at the Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.  The Center also serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among Fellows, invited guests, the wider academic and cultural communities, and the interested public.  It provides individual office space and common areas in the Library building for its Fellows.  Fellows are required to remain in residence and participate in the Center’s activities, including daily lunches, readings, lectures, colloquia, symposia and conferences.  Application for an ACLS/NYPL Residential Fellowship has the same eligibility requirements, application form, and schedule as the ACLS Fellowship Program.  However, applicants must also apply to the Center for Scholars and Writers, with a different application form, available at:
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY  10017-6795
(212) 697-1505;  FAX (212) 949-8058
Deadline: September 26, 2013

National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research.  The nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship program funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education and develops the careers of its recipients through professional development.  Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded, with each fellow receiving a $55,000 stipend for one academic year of research.  Applicants must have received their PhD or the equivalent between January 2005 and December 2010 and must have a record of research experience in education.  Candidates must not hold a grant fro m the Spencer Foundation at the same time as this fellowship.  Application is available on the website.
National Academy of Education
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 334-2341;  FAX (202) 334-2350
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Penn Humanities Forum Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Penn Humanities Forum awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured.  Fellows are provided with a stipend of $46,500 plus health insurance and a $2,500 research fund.  Fellows are required to spend the year in residence at the University of Pennsylvania.  The programs are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration; this year’s topic is Color.  Application is available on the website.
Jennifer Conway
Associate Director, Penn Humanities Forum
University of Pennsylvania
3260 South Street, Penn Museum, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
(215) 898-8220;  FAX (215) 746-5946

Deadline:  October 15

Wesleyan University, Center for the Americas
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
One or two fellowships are appointed annually for the continuation of research at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Americas.  Fellows teach one course per semester for either one or two academic years.  They are given the opportunity to teach courses that are diverse in both content and format.  In addition, the Fellows have an opportunity to work with nationally recognized teachers/scholars who are committed to the professional development of young scholars. The fellowship provides a stipend of $40,000.  Applicants must have received their PhD degree after June 2008 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.  Application is available on the website.
Indira Karamcheti
Director, Center for the Americas
Wesleyan University

255 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-3112;  FAX (860) 685-2985;
Deadline: January 10 in 2014

Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California San Diego
Visiting Research Fellowships
The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies offers a limited number of Visiting Research Fellowships at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels each academic year. These awards are to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows, in any of the social sciences, history and law.  CCIS fellowships must be held in residence at UCSD and usually last for 9-10 months.  Fellows will be provided with shared office space and full access to all UCSD academic, institutional and recreational resources.  Predoctoral fellows will receive a stipend of approximately $2,900 and are expected to finish writing their dissertations during their fellowship tenure.  Postdoctoral fellows will receive a stipend of approximately $37,740 and are eligible to participate in benefit plans.  Candidates must have a current or former affiliation with a University of California campus to be eligible.  Application is available on the website.
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0548, La Jolla, CA 92093-0548
(858) 822-4447;  FAX (858) 822-4432


Deadline:  January 15

Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations
Supported by the School for Advanced Research and the Vera R. Campbell Foundation, the Campbell Fellowship will support a female social scientist from a developing nation, either pre- or post-doctoral, whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation.  The goal of the fellowship is to advanced the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world and to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world.  Fellows will be provided with a $4,500 per month stipend, as well as housing and office space on the SAR campus, health insurance, travel, shipping and library resource funds.  Applicants must be nationals of developing countries that are currently able to borrow from the World Bank.  Application is available on the website.
Campbell Fellowship, School for Advanced Research
P.O. Box 2188, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188
(505) 954-7201;  FAX (505) 954-7235
Deadline:  November 1

SSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections - Not Currently Accepting Applications
The purpose of this fellowship is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that don't fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. It is designed to help junior scholars complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period.
The intellectual thrust of the pilot project will be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences. Fifteen fellowships will be awarded over the two-year course of the pilot program.

The deadline for Cycle One of this competition is: October 21, 2011.
Applications and additional fellowship details are available on the program website at
Questions can be addressed to

Five College Fellowship Program 2012-13
Five College Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and histories whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. This year we expect to award four fellowships for 2012-13. Each Fellow will be hosted within an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College or Smith College. (At Smith, recipients hold a Mendenhall Fellowship.) Applications are to the program, not to a specific hosting campus. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses, which include UMass Amherst. The office also supports meetings of the Fellows throughout the year. The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, a research grant, health benefits, office space, housing or housing assistance, and library privileges at all five campuses belonging to the consortium. While the award places primary emphasis on completion of the dissertation, most fellows teach at their hosting institution, but never more than a single one-semester course.

To apply
: Application is online through the Human Resources office at Smith College, which has agreed to administer this search on behalf of the Consortium. Click here for directions on how to apply.

Term of Fellowship: August 31, 2014 to May 31, 2015 (non-renewable)
Stipend: $30,000

Review of Applications Begins: January 6, 20124
Awards Announced: March, 2012
Related information
2011-2012 Fellows and recent Fellows
FAQ about the Fellowship

Max Weber Fellowships
The Max Weber Programme is the largest postdoctoral programme for young researchers in the social sciences that is funded by the European Commission (DG Education). Max Weber Fellowships are for 1 or 2 years and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history and related fields) within the last 5 years.
The Max Weber fellowships are designed for junior post-docs who would like to pursue an academic career,
concentrate on their own research and enhance their academic practice in a multidisciplinary environment. Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship. Each year 40 - 45 postdoctoral fellows are part of the programme.

Deadline: 25/10/2013
For more information on how to apply please see:

Jean Monnet Fellowships
Through its Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers
fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a research topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS and participate in the academic life of the Centre and of the EUI. Each fellow is assigned a professorial mentor.
Jean Monnet Fellowships have a duration of 1 or 2 years and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 7 years. The main criteria during the selection procedure are the CV, the overall scientific quality of the proposal, and the fit of the proposal with the research programme of the Centre.
Deadline: 25/10/2013
For more information please see

Competition at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University (Currently Closed)

The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University seeks 2-4 post-doctoral scholars for research fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year, with option to extend for an additional year. The fellowship is open to scholars who have or will obtain their doctorate between August 2010 and August 2012, and who have not held tenure-track positions. The post-doctoral fellowship of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University brings together an innovative group of interdisciplinary researchers from around the world and encourages interdisciplinary, transnational research. The fellowship provides emerging scholars the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and a figurative space for collaborative research and publication.  Fellows teach one course per academic year. Scholars from any discipline may apply, provided they illustrate how their work will contribute to Global Thought’s research and teaching agenda. Fellows receive an annual salary of $55,000.00, as well as a research stipend.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2011
To apply, please visit
For more information on the Committee on Global Thought, please visit

Havighurst Center For Russian Studies
Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded annually by the Havighurst Center. Fellowships are given in all areas of academic study related to Russia and other post Soviet countries, including history, politics, music, culture, art, architecture, religion, literature, and daily life. The fellowships are designed for junior scholars of exceptional promise. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue their research agenda for a calendar year with the support of a competitive salary and up to $2,000 for research support.

For best consideration, applications should be received by February 1 preceding the academic year for which the candidate is applying.

Deadline: 01/04/2013

Institute of Current World Affairs
Targeted Fields: Open to all fields. Fields related to current world affairs.
Open To: Postdoctoral Scholars.
Citizenship: No citizenship requirements.
Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of application. Fellowships do not support work toward academic degrees, research
projects, or to write books.
Stipend: Award includes paid expenses for travel, living, housing, dependents,
and health insurance.
Program Description: Fellowship program that offers several fellowships to provide
individuals with an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of an
issue, country or region outside the US for a minimum duration of two
years. Fellowships are for self-designed independent study.
Deadline: 08/01/2012

German Studies Association: Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
Targeted Fields: Social Sciences. School of Public Affairs. Specifically comparative and interdisciplinary fields that study the political, social, and economic aspects of German and European affairs.
Open To: Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.    Postdoctoral Scholars.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens or residents. Also open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Eligibility Requirements: Dissertation applicants must have completed all course work and exams. Postdoctoral applicants must have received a PhD within the last 2 years.
Stipend: Stipends are EUR 1100 per month for fellows working on dissertation and EUR 1400 per month for fellows working on postdoctoral research. In addition, fellows receive EUR 130 per month for each accompanying child and EUR 130 per month for spouse.
Program Description: Up to 12 dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships to encourage comparative and interdisciplinary study of economic, political, and social aspects of modern and contemporary German and European affairs. Awards are for 10 to 12 months.
Deadline: 12/1/2011

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships
Targeted Fields: Open to all fields.
Citizenship: No citizenship requirements.
Eligibility Requirements: Must have completed a PhD program within the last 3 years. Preference is given to applicants with no prior postdoctoral experience.
Stipend: Includes stipend of $44,000 per year and a $4,000 travel/research grant.
Program Description: Approximately 4 fellowships are awarded for postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta. Awards are for 2 years. Scholars must apply
through the department in which they wish to work.
Deadline: 11/29/2011
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies
2-29 Triffo Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2E1

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities: Research and Writing Fellowship
Targeted Fields: Humanities.
Open To: Postdoctoral Scholars.
Eligibility Requirements: Fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities, independent scholars, and others working on projects in the humanities. Applicants
need not have advanced degrees, but the VFH generally does not support work toward a degree. Postdoctoral applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects other than dissertation revisions.
Stipend: Stipend of up to $15,000 per semester; summer fellows receive less.
Deadline: 12/1/2011
Program Description: Several awards offered for one semester or for the summer session that sponsor exploration of subjects in history, culture, ethics, philosophy, religious students, and other disciplines. Awards are not renewable.