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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: October 13th, 2020
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports outstanding, innovating research, applied and theoretical, in all academic disciplines, seeking Fellows in the formal, natural, and social sciences, engineering, arts, humanities, and law who are interested in sustained dialogue about meaning and method across disciplinary divides.
Fellows receive stipends up to $60,000, subsidized housing, research funding, a faculty office, and multiple opportunities for engagement in an academic community of scientists, artists, and scholars at the University of Notre Dame.
Deadline: October 5th, 2020
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: email@example.com
Deadline: October 1st (Annually)
University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The University of California President's Postdoctoral 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 under-served 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 1st (Annually)
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 $63,000, with benefits, and are eligible for an additional $7,000 in research aid for the year of their fellowship. This fellowship is for the 2015-2016 academic year, and is open to PhDs who received/will receive their PhD between 1 January 2017 and 1 July 2019. 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 5th, 2020
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: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/
Deadline: October 16th, 2020
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.
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Joseph Henry House
Princeton NJ 08544
(609) 258-4717; FAX (609) 258-2783
Deadline (postmarked): TBA
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: September 15th, 2020
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 $53,000 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 Ph.D. after September 1, 2013, or by June 30, 2019. There is no citizenship requirement. Application procedure is available on the website.
Program Administrator Society for the Humanities,
27 East Avenue,
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9274; FAX (607) 255-1422; firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 31st, 2020
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 2019-2020 is “Energy,” 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 $50,000 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 Ph.D. by January 1, 2018, 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,
27 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9274; FAX (607) 255-1422; email@example.com
Deadline: October 1st, 2020
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.
Deadline: September 15th, 2020
Council for International Exchange of Scholars(CIES)
3007 Tilden Street NW, Suite 5L, Washington, D.C. 20008-3009
(202) 686-4000; FAX (202) 362-3442
Deadline: September 15th, 2020
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 2021-22 is "Political Mobilizations and Social Movements," but applications outside the theme are also welcomed. Stipend support varies each year, but will not exceed $75,000, 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: The applications portal for 2021-2022 is now open.
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. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 8th, 2020
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 $70,000 for a Full Professor or the equivalent, $50,000 for an Associate Professor or the equivalent and $40,000 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, 2019. 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: http://www.nypl.org/csw
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-6795
(212) 697-1505; FAX (212) 949-8058
Deadline: September 30th, 2020
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 $27,500 stipend for one academic year of research. Applicants must have received their PhD or the equivalent between June 1, 2019, and must have a record of research experience in education. Candidates must not hold a grant from 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
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 $56,225 plus health insurance and a $3,000 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 Sex. The application is available on the website.
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 15th, 2020
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 $55,000. Applicants must have received their PhD degree after June 2014 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Application is available on the website.
Director, Center for the Americas
255 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-3112; FAX (860) 685-2985; email@example.com
Deadline: Application currently closed
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
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.
Applications and additional fellowship details are available on the program website at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship/
Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Deadline: Not Currently Accepting Applications as of 2020 (Closed)
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 program.
For more information on how to apply please see:
Deadline: October 18th, 2020
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 program of the Centre.
For more information please see
Deadline: October 25 Annually
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: Contact the Havighurst Center
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: December 15th, 2020
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: December 1st Annually
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 $50,000 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.
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies
2-29 Triffo Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Deadline: November 13th, 2020
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: Open grant application deadlines are April 15th & October 15. Fellowship application deadline is December 1.
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.
College Core Curriculum Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship
NYU’s Arts and Science College Core Curriculum invites applications for 2015-16 postdoctoral teaching fellowships. These are full-time, non-tenure track, one-year appointments in either the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry or Foundations of Contemporary Culture. Applicants must demonstrate effectiveness as college-level teachers and plan to confer their Ph.D. by September 1, 2015.
Deadline: TBA, Applications normally open in November
Newberry Library Fellowship Program
Chicago’s Newberry Library offers short-term fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Fellowships support one continuous month in residence at the Newberry with a stipend of $2,500 and are awarded to scholars who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. Click here for more information.
Deadline: November 1st, 2020 (long-term fellowships)
Deadline: December 15th, 2020(short-term fellowships