Post Doc Opportunities

Post Docs

This is a non-comprehensive list of some post-doctoral fellowships our students have applied for in the past.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University - Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

       Amount: A visiting appointment in the Department of African American Studies (including 
                       teaching two classes in the Department
       Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Department of African American Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship.  PhD must be completed by September 1, 2018.  Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2016) with a commitment to the field of African American and/or African Diaspora studies, especially in the area of expressive arts and culture, are encouraged to apply. This two year fellowship is residential.

Applicants should submit electronically via this link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/ by December 15, 2017:
1) a current curriculum vitae,
2) a letter of application detailing the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship years,
3) a sample of scholarly writing,
4) evidence relating to the quality of teaching (syllabi and teaching evaluations),
5) three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) to: Post Doctoral Search Committee Chair

All inquiries should be addressed to Lilly Chang at 847-491-5123 or lilly.chang@northwestern.edu.  AA/EOE.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Research Fellowships, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) 

       Amount: Attractive salary and a substantial research budget
       Deadline: December 1, 2017

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. As part of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, LMU Munich will award 15 LMU Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics. LMU invites applications from early-stage postdoctoral researchers from all fields of research who have recently completed their doctoral degrees. The program gives successful candidates the opportunity to carry out an independent research project with the support of an LMU professor and enhances their career development by fostering the training and mobility of fellows. The University offers ten Incoming LMU Research Fellowships to outstanding international junior academics and five Outgoing LMU Research Fellowships to excellent Ph.D. graduates from LMU Munich. The fellowships are tenable for two years and may be extended for an additional year in exceptional cases. Fellows will receive an attractive salary and a substantial research budget. In addition, fellows will be members of the Young Center of the Center for Advanced Studies.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Disabled applicants with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. The fellowships must commence by 1 September 2018.


Residential Fellowships, The University of Connecticut - Humanities Institute

       Amount: Stipend, support staff, and all the benefits of a Research I university 
       Deadline: February 1, 2018

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute invites applications for residential fellowships. Year-long fellowships open to humanities professors, independent scholars, writers, museum and library professionals. Take advantage of the research facilities, archives and special collections, and museum with ideal proximity to Hartford, Boston, and New York City. As important, community, space, and time for scholars to write, argue, engage, and create are offererd.


Visiting Fellowships 2018-2019, Emory University - The James Weldon Johnson Institute

       Amount: $75,000 for full Professor and equivalent with benefits
                    : $60,000 for Associate Professor and equivalent with benefits
                    : $45,000 for Assistant Professor and equivalent with benefits
                    : $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses
                    : Period of Residency - one academic year
       Deadline: February 7, 2018

The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Johnson Institute offers three Post-Doctoral fellowships per year. Three (3) fellowships are being offered for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2018. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester. The institute welcomes applications from scholars in the humanities. It is interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. It also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines. Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory for the academic year 2018-2019. Visit the website at www.jwji.emory.edu for a complete program description.


The Society of Fellows in the Humanities, The University of Hong Kong

Amount:  HK$31,500
Deadline: January 7, 2018

The Society of Fellows invites applications from qualified candidates who have completed their PhD degree, including defence and dissertation filing, between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2017, and who are not currently employed in tenure-track positions. Each successful applicant will be given a three-year appointment as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows. Up to 6 Fellowships will be offered annually. The Fellowship appointment is not tenure-track and is non-renewable. Successful applicants are expected to take up their appointment on August 1, 2018.


The American Academy in Berlin Fellowships

Amount: $5,000 per month plus living expenses
Deadline: September 29

The Academy welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in rare cases, for an entire academic year. Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Academy, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. Fellowships are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents who are based permanently in the US. (American expatriates are not eligible to apply.) Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a doctorate at the time of application. The Academy weighs the general excellence of professional accomplishment and proposal more than a project’s specific relevance to Germany. Though it is helpful to explain how a Berlin residency might contribute to the project’s further development, candidates must by no means be specialists in German topics.


Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship

Amount: $60,000 per year
Deadline: September 30, 2017

The most distinctive aspect of the Michigan Society of Fellows is its multidisciplinary emphasis. Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, in the professional schools, and in the Humanities.  We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable professional or artistic degree. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments at the University of Michigan and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research.


The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Post-doctoral Fellowship

Amount: Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.
Deadline: October 1

The Harvard Academy Scholars Program was established to identify and support outstanding scholars who are at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present. Those selected as Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, access to Harvard facilities, and substantial financial assistance as they work for two years conducting either post-doctoral or final-stage dissertation research in their chosen fields or areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential. The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.


The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

Amount: up to $70,000
Deadline: October 1

Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe's historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants' projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply.  Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year. Scholars in any field of the humanities or social sciences with a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment in the area of the proposed project are eligible to apply. Only scholars who have published at least two articles in refereed journals or edited collections are eligible to apply. Artists and writers need not have a Ph.D. or an M.F.A. to apply; however, they must meet other specific eligibility requirements.


American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants

Amount: up to $6000
Deadline: October 1; December 1, 

The American Philosophical Society awards small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Predoctoral graduate students are not eligible, but the Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received their Ph.D.  Applications received by October 1 will be considered for work in February through January .  Applications received by December 2 will be considered for work in April through December. 


Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Residential Fellowships

Amount: The Center tries to ensure that the fellowship award, when combined with the recipient’s other sources of income (e.g. other grants and sabbatical allowances), approximates an individual’s current level of income.
Deadline: October 1

The Center awards residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows are expected to work from their offices at the Center and to participate in appropriate meetings organized by the Center. Fellows are also expected to present their research at our informal internal Work-in-Progress seminars, and to attend the Work-in-Progress presentations given by their colleagues. To be eligible, Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline of October 1.


Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellowships 

Amount: $86,000 plus benefits
Deadline: September 15

Postdoctoral (Cotsen) Fellows are appointed for three-year terms to pursue research and teach half-time in their academic department, in the Program in Humanistic Studies, or in other university programs. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.


Kenyon Review Fellowships  

Amount: $31,500 stipend, plus health benefits.
Deadline: September 15

The Kenyon Review invites applications for a two-year residential post-graduate fellowship in creative writing. During these two years, fellows will undertake a significant writing project. Fellows may also teach one semester course per year in the Kenyon College English Department, contingent upon departmental needs; they are also expected to participate in the Kenyon Review Summer Programs. In non-teaching semesters, fellows will work approximately 15 hours per week with The Kenyon Review on editorial and creative projects. Other available time should be devoted to the writing project. The Kenyon Review will provide an annual $32,500 stipend, plus health benefits. Fellows are required to live in the local community and are expected to participate in the cultural life of Kenyon College by regularly attending readings, lectures, presentations, and other campus activities. Qualifications include an MFA in creative writing, or a PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature, and teaching experience in creative writing and/or literature at the undergraduate level.


Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Amount: $63,000 plus $7000 research allowance per year
Deadline: October 2

Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as postdoctoral research fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester: at least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program of the University. In years two and three, Fellows teach one course per year. In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society's lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. 


National Humanities Center Fellowships

Amount: Fellowships 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 also covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents.
Deadline: October 18

The National Humanities Center is a residential institute for advanced study in history, languages and literature, philosophy, and other fields of the humanities. Each year the Center awards fellowships to scholars of demonstrated achievement and to promising younger scholars. Fellows are expected to work at the Center.  Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and recent Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation.


American Antiquarian Society Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Amount: $35,000
Deadline: October 15

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible.  Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society's coverage.


Thompson Writing Program Fellows at Duke University - Not Currently Seeking Fellows

Amount: Salary is competitive with a strong benefits package.
Deadline: October 15

We have two aims for the Thompson Writing Program Fellows at Duke: (1) To build a top-flight faculty for our first-year course in Academic Writing; and (2) To offer the individuals who join us as Fellows a strong set of opportunities to develop as both scholars and teachers of undergraduates. We have structured the terms of these postdoctoral fellowships in order to achieve both aims. Fellows are initially appointed to a three-year contract, which can then be extended for two more years.


American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Visiting Scholars Program

Amount: $60,000
Deadline: October 27

Throughout its history, the Academy has advanced knowledge in the public interest by analyzing complex social and intellectual issues from diverse disciplinary and professional perspectives. Fellowships will be awarded to individuals whose work is related to one or more of the Academy's four research areas: Science and Global Security, Social Policy and American Institutions, Humanities and Culture, and Education.  Proposals should take into account the Academy's emphasis on interdisciplinary work, as well as its interest in broadening public understanding of important intellectual trends and contemporary policy choices.  Preference is given to untenured junior faculty but the program is also open to qualified postdocs.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current employees of an academic or professional organization in the United States.


 

Dumbarton Oaks Center Fellowships

Amount: $21,000-$35,000
Deadline: November 1

Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies. Fellowships (for scholars who hold the doctorate) and Junior Fellowships (for degree candidates) are normally awarded for the academic year.  During this time, recipients are expected to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks and to devote full time to their study projects without undertaking any other major activities. Awards may also be made for a single term.


Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount: $30,000 for 1-year Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: October 2

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. There may also be oppor­tunities to work on collaborative research projects. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center.


School of American Research, Resident Scholar Fellowships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: First Monday in November, annually

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.  SAR provides Resident Scholars with low-cost housing and office space on campus, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31. SAR Press may consider books written by resident scholars for publication in its Resident Scholar Series.


The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Amount: $48,200
Deadline: November 1

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. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must hold or receive a PhD from an accredited university prior to the start date of the fellowship. Applicants should expect to have earned their Ph.D. degree by June 30th of the year for which they are applying.


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Scholars-in-Residence Program

Amount: up to $35,000 for 6-9 months
Deadline: September 1

The Scholars-in-Residence Program is designed to (1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature, and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, (2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources, and (3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researchers' findings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center Colloquium and Seminar Series. The Fellowship Program is open to scholars studying the history, literature, and culture of peoples of African descent from a humanistic perspective and to professionals in fields related to the SchomburgCenter's collections and program activities. Persons seeking support for research leading to degrees are not eligible under this program. 


 The University of Chicago Society of Fellows Harper and Schmidt Fellows

Amount: $69,500
Deadline: August 31

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows is accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor.  The Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree no later than August 31. In most years, Fellows teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence.


Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Kentucky

Amount: $47,476 plus $2,000 research grant
Deadline: November 1

In an effort to contribute to the mission of enhancing diversity, the University of Kentucky established the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowships to support postdoctoral fellows in graduate and professional areas. The fellowships are named in honor of UK's first African-American graduate student, Lyman T. JohnsonFellowship recipients pursue an individualized research program under the mentorship of one or more UK professors and actively participate in departmental and professional research related activities. Fellows play a lead role in designing, developing and implementing research programs that contribute to a department's overall graduate education and research mandates. Race, ethnicity and national origin are among the factors that contribute to diversity, as does economic background. Applicants applying to this program should address how participation in this program would contribute to the compelling interest of diversity at the University of Kentucky and in their profession in their letter of application.


Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program

Amount: $47,800 plus benefits
Deadline: January 10 

Lilly fellowships are two-year residential fellowships for teacher-scholars who seek to renew and enrich their intellectual and spiritual lives while preparing for leadership roles at Catholic or Protestant institutions of higher education. Each academic year, three Fellows are appointed for two-year periods. Fellows are selected from applicants who evince an interest in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and are considering a career at church-related colleges or universities.


National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount: $70,000
Deadline: November 2

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.


Presidential Management Fellows Program

Amount: PMF Program participants are paid full salary and benefits at the GS-9, GS-11, or GS-12 (or equivalent) grade level depending on the position into which hired and the hiring agency
Deadline:  See this page for more details

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program was established by Executive Order in 1977 to attract to the Federal service outstanding master’s, law, and doctoral-level students who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.  By drawing graduate students from a wide variety of academic disciplines and diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service. This rigorous two-year paid fellowship includes: Formal classroom training of 160 hours; Mandatory four to six month developmental assignment; Optional rotations of one to six months in duration; Challenging work assignments; Potential for accelerated promotions; and Opportunities to network with other future leaders.


Ford Foundation PostDoctoral Fellowships

Amount: $45,000
Deadline: December 7

Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.


American Association of University Women

Amount: $30,000
Deadline: November 15

Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions.


Stanford University Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities

Amount: Approximately $77,000 per year for 2 years
Deadline: November 17

The Humanities Fellows Program will provide postdoctoral fellowships in Stanford's fifteen humanities departments over the course of two years. The Mellon Fellowship provides postdoctoral fellowships in Stanford's fifteen humanities departments. Program admissions focus on selected fields of scholarship in each application year (on a rotating basis); for fellowships beginning Fall 2018, applications will be accepted from the following fields of study: History and Music and Slavic Languages and Literatures.. We invite applicants to apply for fellowships in fields where their work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in the designated Stanford department.


Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Residential Fellows Program

Amount: up to $15,000 per semester for up to 2 semesters
Deadline: December 1

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities. 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.


 American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Fellowship Program

Amount: $3,700 per month for 2-6 months, plus airfare
Deadline: December 1

AISLS fellowships support two to nine months of research in Sri Lanka by US citizens who already hold a PhD or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure. Both scholars with little or no experience in Sri Lanka as well as specialists are encouraged to apply. Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals in other areas that contribute to the understanding of Sri Lankan history, culture, or society are also invited.


Post-Doctoral Residential Research & Teaching Fellowship, The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Amount: $47,476 plus benefits
Deadline: December 1

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship. This residential fellowship is a two-year appointment and carries an annual salary of $45,000 plus benefits. The post-doctoral fellow must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the duration of the award period, and must agree to teach one course per year in the African-American and African Studies program to be offered in the Fall or the Spring.


Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Post-doctoral Fellowship, The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) at the University of Michigan

Amount: $42,000 plus health insurance
Deadline: biannual, will not be offered again until 2019

CAAS invites applications for the Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Post-doctoral Fellowship Program from scholars working on Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to all disciplines including - but not limited to - the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and professional schools. Scholars from or who study the Gullah speaking Sea islands, Cape Verde islands, the Anglophone Caribbean, the Canary Islands, and Madagascar and/or other less studied areas are especially encouraged to apply. This is a residential fellowship for the academic year. Successful candidates can expect to maintain affiliations with CAAS as well as departments and research institutes that relate to their projects. Fellows will be expected to conduct a CAAS work-in-progress seminar on their research during one of the semesters in residence. Candidates must be no more than five years beyond the completion of their degree.


Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: A Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences  atWashington University

Amount: varies
Deadline: December 4

Washington University the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. Beginning in September of 2001 the Fellowship Program has brought to Washington University new and recent Ph.D.s who wish to strengthen their own advanced training and to participate in the university's ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Postdoctoral Fellows receive two-year appointments with stipend. Fellows will outline a plan for their own continuing research to be pursued with a senior faculty mentor from Washington University. Over the course of their two-year appointment, fellows will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate during a spring term in leading a seminar in the theory and methods of interdisciplinary research.


Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Amount: $50,000 plus health insurance.
Deadline: December 7

The Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty”. We welcome applications from all scholars who do not hold a tenured position. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority scholars to apply.


Lady Davis Fellowship Trust at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Amount: NIS. 5,414 per month for 9-12 months; NIS 1,000/600 (depending upon single versus partnered status) rental allowance per month.
Deadline: December 31

Fellowships for up to one year are offered for postdoctoral study at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Prospective candidates must establish contact with the relevant Faculty or Department at the Hebrew University, and ensure that there is a Faculty member willing to sponsor the application.


Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Amount: $55,000
Deadline: January 12

The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their Ph.D.’s with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty. Fellows will teach a one-semester undergraduate course; participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia; and give one public lecture.  The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Center for the Humanities, and will be expected to work there on weekdays while the university is in session, and to reside in Middletown.


ACLS Public Fellows program

Amount: $67,000
Deadline:

This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the reach of doctoral education in the U.S. by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. ACLS seeks applications from Ph.D.s who have received their degrees in the last three years and who aspire to careers in nonprofit administration and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.


Kluge Fellowship, The John W. Kluge Center, The Library of Congress

Amount: $4,200 per month for up to 12 months
Deadline: July 15

The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the July 15 deadline, in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law.


Rhodes University Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, Grahamstown, South Africa

Amount: R180,000 per year
Deadline: May 25

The Andrew Mellon Foundation has established two Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, which may be awarded for a minimum of one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a further year at Rhodes University.  The Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within university departments and institutes. Ideally a Fellow’s proposed work will closely complement existing programs in the host department.  Potential Fellows must hold a recently awarded doctoral degree. 


The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants

Amount: $15,000-40,000 per year for 1-2 years
Deadline: August 1

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. We generally do not fund projects that take up an investigator's full-time effort. Except in cases of extended fieldwork, archival research away from home, sustained writing projects, or other intensive work, most projects proposed to us do not appear to involve a full-time commitment, and even then our grants are usually not large enough to replace a full salary. It is allowable to ask for supplementation to a sabbatical half-pay, up to what we allow. However, as we evaluate your proposal we will consider whether the work really does need your full time. The grant will not be made if we consider that the project you describe to us can be done with sabbatical leave or other support you already have.  These grants are awarded on the postdoctoral level.