The Edward H. Bersoff Postdoctoral Fellowships in Philosophy are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who demonstrate the highest level of academic merit and promise in the field.
The fellowships are named in honor of Edward Bersoff, who established an endowment supporting the program. Ed grew up in Greenwich Village, graduated early from Stuyvesant High School, and at the age of 15 enrolled in NYU, where he earned three degrees, including a Ph.D. in Mathematics. In establishing the fellowships, Ed was impressed by how distinguished NYU's Department of Philosophy had become. He was convinced that a set of prestigious post-docs would be beneficial for both the department and young philosophers getting a start in the field, thus serving the purposes that post-docs have long held in his own field of mathematics.
Current Bersoff Faculty Fellows can be found here.
A list of previous Fellows with the year(s) they were in residence, as well as their current affiliations, is below.