2018-21 Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowships for US and International Fellows


2018-21 Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowships for US and International Fellows , and applications are submitted till July 15 - September 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST). Princeton University is inviting application for postdoctoral fellowships available for US and citizens and non-US citizens. Four three-year postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded this year. The salary for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $80,000. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 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. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Postdoctoral Research Program

Field(s): Humanities and Social Sciences.

Deadline: July 15 - September 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Funded By: Princeton University, USA

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowships are targeted for US citizens and non-US citizens

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No:  Four postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded this year.

Scholarship Duration: These postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a period of three years.

Scholarship covers: The salary for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $80,000. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 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.

Description

‣ The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the Fellowship competition.

‣  Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowships 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.

‣ If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time.

‣ Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching.


‣ Two Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN): Open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows.

‣ In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches one course each semester, either team-taught or self-designed, in the host department or in an interdisciplinary Program.

‣ In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. In the third year, the fellow teaches one course in the fall semester and devotes the final semester to full-time research.


‣ Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity (RE): The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity is sponsored jointly by the offices of the President and Dean of the Faculty of Princeton University, and the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.

‣ The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue research that explores the discursive forms and meanings of concepts of race and ethnicity in one or more selected disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.


‣ Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM): This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Humanities Council and Society of Fellows, and is open to candidates in all relevant disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows.

The Fellow pursues research half-time. In each of the first two years, she or he will join faculty from various fields in the humanities to teach the interdisciplinary year-long sequence “Approaches to Western Culture” in either the Fall semester (Antiquity to the late Middle Ages) or the Spring semester (Renaissance to Modernism).

Eligibility

To be eligible for Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowships , candidates should meet the following criteria

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

    a) Applicants already holding the PhD degree at time of application:
    You must have received your degree between January 1, 2016 and September 15, 2017.
    The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation. 

    You will be asked to upload a document on the application site with evidence of completion of all requirements for the PhD degree (either your formal PhD certificate or a degree confirmation letter from your advisor).  

    b) Applicants who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application:
    If you 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). 

    You will be asked to upload a letter on the application site confirming your “progress to degree” from either your Department Chair or your Director of Graduate Studies

    Please note that ABD candidates who are awarded a fellowship will be asked to provide a document from either the Registrar or Dean of their Graduate School by June 15, 2018, to confirm completion of all requirements for the PhD.
  • Recipients of doctorates in Education (Ed.D. or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and candidates for/recipients of PhD 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 applicants wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the PhD degree.
     
  • Fellowships will be awarded to applicants at the beginning of their academic career. Applicants 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.

  • 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.
          

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.  

Finalists to whom an offer has been made must successfully pass a background check.

 

Disciplines Represented in the Society of Fellows

Please review Princeton’s course offerings under departments and programs.

Choose ONE host department from the list below. There is no need to contact the department before submitting your application. 

Host Departments: (affiliation required)
African American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art and Archaeology, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, English, French and Italian, German, History, *Music, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sociology, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • PhD candidates in the following areas may apply: Musicology, Music Theory, Ethnomusicology. DMA recipients are not eligible.

Programs of Study: in addition to a departmental host, you may choose to be affiliated with oneof the University's interdisciplinary programs (optional). 

African Studies; American Studies; Ancient World; Classical Philosophy; Contemporary European Politics and Society; Environmental Studies; European Cultural Studies; Film Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Hellenic Studies; History of Science; Humanistic Studies; Italian Studies; Judaic Studies; Latin American Studies; Latino Studies; Linguistics; Media and Modernity; Medieval Studies; Political Philosophy; Population Studies; Renaissance Studies; Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; South Asian Studies; Theater and Dance; Translation and Intercultural Communication; Urban Studies; Values and Public Life

Natural sciences: Astrophysics only (Spitzer and Russell Fellowships)

For fellowships in this field only, candidates should apply directly to the Department of Astrophysical Sciences.  Please note that deadlines for this fellowship are later than those in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


Scholarship Application Method

Application Procedures

Applicants should review carefully the following guidelines before completing the online application.

Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching by choosing one or both fellowships on the online Application.

Applicants who have previously applied for the Princeton Society of Fellows' postdoctoral fellowships may not re-apply.

Please note that you must complete the online application, and submit all supporting materials, at the same time. However, it will still be possible to edit your application and/or names of referees for up to three days after submitting the application, but no later than the deadline, September 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. 

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on September 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Checklist of documents to upload

The three referees named in the online application will be contacted automatically via email with instructions to upload their confidential letters of recommendation to the online portal once the application has been submitted. We ask that applicants submit their application with enough time before the deadline to allow referees to upload their recommendation. While all documents required by the applicant need to be submitted by the September 15 deadline, we allow a grace period for reference letters, i.e., referees may upload these to the online system until September 22.


The following application items should be uploaded by the applicant:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Dissertation abstract
  4. Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article related to the dissertation topic.
  5. Research proposal
  6. Two course proposals
  7. For ABD (All But Dissertation) candidates :  letter of “Progress to Degree” from the director of graduate studies or department chair.    

    For applicants with PhD degree : document confirming your completion of all requirements for the PhD degree.
  8. Names and email addresses for three referees, who will be contacted with an invitation to upload their confidential letter of recommendation to the online portal once the application has been submitted. 

Application deadline : September 15, 201711:59 p.m. EST

Please see Helpful Information below on the application process.  Additional inquiries may be sent to fellows@princeton.edu

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about  Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowships


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