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Post-Doctoral Funding Opportunities

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program:

The purpose of the Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) is to stimulate and support research conducted by scholars and practitioners who show promise of becoming leaders in their field, especially those who work on multidisciplinary topics. http://www.amacad.org/visiting.aspx.

American Antiquarian Society Research Fellowship Program: 

Several categories of awards are offered and funding is available for four to twelve months' residency at the Society.  The John B. Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship and the ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship provide support up to one year while the other categories provide one to three months' support. At least three long term fellowships will be awarded, together with some twenty short-term awards. http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm.

ACLS American Research on the Humanities in China:

This program is for scholars in the humanities to do research in the People's Republic of China. Amount: monthly stipend and travel allowance. Tenure: 4-12 months between July 1 and December 31. http://www.acls.org/programs/arhc/.

ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in Southeast European Studies: 

Our purpose is the development of expertise in the United States needed for broad knowledge and analysis of developments in this critical world area. Applications should be for work on Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=532.

American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Fellowships: 

We invites applications for its fellowship program. Tenure may be for any period between 2 and 9 months. Fellows receive a $2,000/month per diem, one round-trip airfare between the United States and Sri Lanka, and a small research allowance. Deadline: December 3. http://www.aisls.org/grants/aisls-fellowship-program/

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships: 

Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who wish to conduct their research in India and hold their Ph.D. degree. Deadline: July 1. http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/.

American Philosophical Society Fellowships & Research Grants: 

We maintain seven grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. Our Franklin, Lewis and Clark, Library Fellowship, and Phillips programs award small grants ($1000 to $6000) for modest research purposes. Our Daland, John Hope Franklin, and SabbaticalFellowship programs award much larger grants ($25,000 to $50,000) in highly selective competitions. http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/.

APS Franklin Research Grant:

The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Award: up to $6,000. Deadline: either October 1 or December 1. http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin.

APS Library Resident Research Fellowship:

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. The Society's Library, located near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture. Deadline: March 1. http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident.

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies:

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one-year of research support at the Freie Universitat Berlin. Deadline: December 1. http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~bprogram/.

Carl Albert Center Visiting Scholars Program:

The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to researchers working at the Center's archives.  Awards of $500-$1000 are normally granted as reimbursement for travel and lodging. Applications are accepted at any time. http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/visit.htm.

Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development:

Funds from this grant may be used to support any legitimate professional development need identified by the candidate. Some examples of possible uses include the following: (a) Travel to a professional meeting, (b) travel to conduct interviews, work with a colleague on a collaborative project, or field research, (c) purchase of databases, software, books, or other materials needed for research, or (d) participation in an appropriate pedagogy workshop or institute. Deadline: October 1. http://www.isanet.org/awards-grants/prof-dev-grant.html.

Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS) is an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. Scholars interested in the study of race, ethnicity, and the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity, are invited to apply for this one-year fellowship. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course during the year, present their research at one of the center's monthly research colloquia, and devote the rest of their time to research and writing. Deadline: January 7. http://regss.ssri.duke.edu/dubois_fellowship.php.

East-West Center Visiting Fellow Programs Website:

The East-West Center seeks scholars of high accomplishment and promise whose research and presence will contribute creatively to the development of its research areas and to the Asia Pacific region. http://www.eastwestcenter.org/research/visiting-fellow-programs.

East Asia Institute Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia: 

The Fellows Program targets United States-based East Asianists with cutting-edge expertise in political science, international relations, and sociology for an international exchange program with the goal of encouraging interdisciplinary research with a comparative perspective in the study of East Asia. Deadline: July 31. http://www.eai.or.kr/type/panelView.asp?bytag=n&catcode=&code=eng_announcement&idx=9436&page=1.

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Harvard University, Fellowship in Ethics:

Applications are invited from teachers and scholars who wish to develop their ability to address questions of moral choice in areas such as business, design, education, government, law, medicine, and public policy Deadline: November 15. http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/fellowships/graduate-fellowships.

German Chancellor Scholarship Program:

The scholarship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research.  Applicants design individual projects specific to Germany and decide at which institutions to pursue them.  The program begins September 1 and lasts twelve months.  It is preceded by language classes taught in Germany.  Monthly stipends range from EUR 2,000 to 3,500 and allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction.  Candidates must be citizens of the United States or the Russian Federation, possess a bachelor's degree, and be under 35 years of age by the start of the award. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html.

Hackman Research Residency Awards:

Generally ranging from $100-$4,500 for advanced research in New York history, government, or public policy. http://www.archives.nysed.gov/apt/grants/hackman_guideline.shtml.

Harvard University Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Projects that focus on Japan or Japan’s international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. Awards are for the academic year and provide $44,000 over 10 months. Deadline: February 1. http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/

Hayek Fund for Scholars:

The Hayek Fund for Scholars makes strategic awards of up to $1,000 to graduate students and untenured faculty members for career-enhancing activities such as: Presentations at academic or professional conferences, Travel to academic job interviews, Travel to and research at archives or libraries, Participation in career development or enhancing seminars, Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field, Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers. Deadline: Rolling. http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-scholars.

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants:

The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance and to scholars in the initial stages of research. http://www.horowitz-foundation.org/

Humboldt Research Fellowship:

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly qualified, early-stage researchers from abroad to carry out research projects of their own choice in Germany. Applications may be submitted for long-term research stays of at least 6 and at most 12 months. Deadline: rolling admission. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-postdoc.html.

IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Program: 

The IARO Program provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. Eligible countries of research focus include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. http://www.irex.org/application/individual-advanced-research-opportunities-iaro.

Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Program:

This Program was established to develop a new generation of creative thinkers in health policy research. Up to 12 Scholars will be selected in the coming year to participate in the Program at one of three nationally prominent academic institutions -- Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, and The University of Michigan.  http://www.healthpolicyscholars.org.

Kluge Center Fellowships: Library of Congress:

The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months. Deadline: August 15. http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.html.

Latina/Latino Studies Program Post-Doctoral Fellowship:

The Latina/Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a one-year, post-doctoral fellowship. The term of appointment is 12 months. In addition to conducting his/her research project(s), the fellow will be expected to teach one introductory course in Latina/Latino Studies and give a public lecture related to his/her research. The fellowship provides a salary of $42,000. http://www.lls.illinois.edu/postdoctoral/apply/.

Morris K. Udall Archives Visiting Scholars Program:

The program will award up to three $1,000 research travel grants and four $250 research assistance grants in the current year. Preference will be given to projects relating to issues addressed by Morris K. Udall and Stewart L.Udall during their long careers of public service: environment, natural resources, Native American policy, conservation, nuclear energy, public policy theory and environmental conflict resolution. http://www.library.arizona.edu/exhibits/udall/grants.html.

Visiting Fellows Program: Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies: 

The Brookings Institution's Northeast Asia Visiting Fellows program is a competitive, ten-month, mid-career residential fellowship that offers promising individuals from Northeast Asia the opportunity to carry out research projects and interact with a wide range of players in the Washington policy community, ranging from U.S. Government officials to journalists to scholars of U.S.-Asian relations. http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/fellowships/cnaps.aspx?filled=1.

NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Supporting Activities:

Deadline: November 6. http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13454.

Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships:

The Pembroke Center annually supports three or four postdoctoral research fellows in residence for an academic year. Candidates should do work that is qualitative and humanistic in nature. Deadline: December 7. http://pembrokecenter.org/research/postdoc.html.

Peterson Prize National Writing Competition:

The Willamette Center for Law and Government and the Willamette University College of Law sponsor this competition, which is open to professors and scholars of American constitutional law and history, American history, American political science, and related disciplines. Cash awards totaling $10,000.00 will be awarded to the authors of the top three papers as set forth in the rules. Deadline: May 15. http://www.willamette.edu/wucl/centers/ccg/writing/index.html.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Political Thought:

A National Research Foundation (NRF) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is on offer for two years (renewable for another year) in the School of Politics, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa. Deadline: June 1. Contact Dr. Lawrence Hamilton (hamilton1@ukzn.ac.za) for more information.

Princeton University Center for Human Values - Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships:

These fellowships will be awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers interested in devoting a year in residence at Princeton writing about ethics and human values. http://uchv.princeton.edu/fellowships_awards/lsr_visiting_fellowships.php.

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts:

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship. Teach half-time in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and pursue research.  Stipend: approx. $64,500.  http://www.princeton.edu/sf/.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars-in-Residence Program:

This program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources. Fellowships funded by the Center will allow recipients to spend six months or a year in residence with access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other centers of The New York Public Library. It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture. http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/131.

SSRC Abe Fellowship Program: 

The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.  The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. Deadine: September 1.  http://www.ssrc.org/programs/abe-fellowship-program/.

Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR):

Fellowships are granted for a duration of 24 months to prepare Fellows for an international career in policy-oriented research.  Fellows spend three eight-month stays at research institutions or think tanks participating in the program – at least one on the Eastern, and one on the Western side of the Atlantic. Deadline: February 15. http://www.swp-berlin.org/de/projekte/projekt.php?id=6422.

TransCoop Programme: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:

The Foundation supports transatlantic research cooperation among German, American and/or Canadian scholars. Funds can be used to finance short-term research visits, special conferences and workshops, material and equipment, printing costs, and research assistance. Deadline: April 30 and October 31 annually. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/8175.html.

UCLA: Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowships in Ethnic Studies: 

The Institute of American Cultures, in cooperation with UCLA's four Ethnic Studies Research Centers, offers fellowships to postdoctoral/visiting scholars to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. The fellowship includes a stipend (which can be used as a sabbatical supplement) that ranges from $32,000 to $35,000, up to $4,000 in research support, and health benefits. Deadline: January 12.  http://www.apsanet.org/content_34886.cfm.

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program:

This program was established to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. It is open to all qualified candidates who are committed to university careers in research, teaching, and service that will enhance the diversity of the academic community at the University of California. http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/ppfp/.

USIP Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Competition:

The Institute funds projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, democratization and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, nonviolent social movements, U.S.foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics. This year the Institute is especially interested in topics addressing problems of the Muslim world, post-war reconstruction and reconciliation, and responses to terrorism and political violence. Deadline: September 17. http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-senior-fellowship-program.