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Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2019/2022

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2019-2022 fellowship competition

Application Deadline: 22nd August, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): USA

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, Postdoctoral

About the Award: Three to five postdoctoral fellows are appointed each year for three-year terms in residence to pursue research and teach half-time in their academic host department, the Program in Humanistic Studies, or other university programs.In addition, the fellowships carry with them an appointment as lecturer in the fellow’s host department.  Fellows are provided with a salary of approx. $88,800 per year, benefits, a $5,000 research account, access to university grants, a shared office, a personal computer 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:

Applicants already holding the Ph.D. degree at time of application must have received their degree between January 1, 2017 and August 22, 2018. Priority will be given to applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the Ph.D. degree.

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

  • Applicants who do not meet the August 22, 2018 deadline for receipt of their Ph.D. but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2019, may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half).
  • 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: 3-5

Value of Scholarship: Fellows are provided with a salary of approx. $88,800 per year, benefits, a $5,000 research account, access to university grants, a shared office, a personal computer and other resources.

Duration of Scholarship: 3 years

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted via the online portal by the application deadline, August 22, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST). Mailed, emailed or faxed partial or complete applications cannot be considered.

Applicants should review the following pages on eligibility criteria, disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows, and guidelines for the application dossier carefully before completing the online application.

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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