Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2018-2021

Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships 2018-2021 for recent PhDs (from Jan.1, 2016) in humanities and allied social sciences.

Application Deadline: 15th September, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): UK

Field of Research: Human and Allied Social Science. Candidates will pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: OPEN discipline; Humanistic Studies; LGBT Studies; Race and Ethnicity Studies.

Type: Fellowship

About the Award: Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $84,500. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources.
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.

Eligibility: PhD degree requirements. Please note the Society’s dates of degree eligibility. These are firm dates with no exceptions:

a) Candidates already holding the PhD degree at time of application:
Candidate must have received their degree between January 1, 2016 and September 15, 2017.

b) Candidates who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application:

  • If candidate is sure they will not meet the September 15, 2017, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2018, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half). We ask that you include in your dossier a letter confirming your “progress to degree” from either your Department Chair or your Director of Graduate Studies (see details of letter below).
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the Ph.D. degree.
  • Fellowships will be awarded to candidates at the beginning of their academic career. Candidates must have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. Their work should also show evidence of unusual promise. The Society has a particular interest in fostering innovative interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities and social sciences.
  • US citizens and non-US citizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcomes candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship term in order that they can attend weekly seminars and other events on campus.

Number of Awardees: 4

Value of Scholarship: The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $86,600. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources.

Duration of Scholarship: 3 years

How to Apply: Visit Fellowship Webpage to apply

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Princeton University

Important Notes: 

  • Names of fellowship winners will be posted on the Society of Fellows’ website in July 2018.
  • Recipients of doctorates in Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D. degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply.
  • If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. We therefore recommend that candidates wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying.
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