Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Fellowship Programme 2021-2024 (Funded)
Deadline: August 4, 2020
Applications are open for the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Fellowship Programme 2021-2024. The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, calls for fellowship applications annually.
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. The fellowships carry with them an appointment as lecturer in a fellow’s academic host department.
Three fellowships will be awarded: Two Open Fellowships in any discipline represented in the Society and one Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.
- Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. The fellowships’ responsibilities include both research and teaching, one course each semester in the first and second years, one course in the third year. The fellows will either participate in team-taught courses or offer self-designed courses in the host department and/or in an interdisciplinary program. In addition, fellows normally take on some advising in their specialty or related areas.
- One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM): This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Humanities Council and the Society of Fellows, and it is open to candidates in humanities disciplines represented in the Society. The fellowship’s responsibilities include both research and teaching, one course each semester in the first and second years, one course in the third year. In the fall semester of the first two years, the fellow will join a faculty team to teach in the Humanities Sequence, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. In the spring semester of the first year, the fellow will offer a self-designed course in the host department and/or an interdisciplinary program. In the spring semester of the second year, the fellow will teach an interdisciplinary course in Humanistic Studies.
- Fellows are provided with a competitive salary, benefits, a $5,000 research account, access to university grants, a shared office, a desktop 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.
- Applicants already holding the Ph.D. degree at the time of their application must have received their degree between January 1, 2019 and August 4, 2020. Priority will be given to applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the Ph.D. degree.
- Applicants who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at the time of their application: Applicants who do not meet the August 4, 2020 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, 2021, may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided they have completed a substantial portion of their dissertation (approximately half).
- Candidates for/recipients of doctorates in Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D. degrees), in Jurisprudence, the DMA, and candidates for/recipients of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply.
Selection is based on exceptional scholarly achievement and evidence of unusual promise, range and quality of teaching experience, and potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants, and especially welcomes those from underrepresented backgrounds.
It is recommended that you read through the entire application and gather the required application materials before beginning your application. You will not be able to save or return to edit a partial application. Only complete applications will be accepted for consideration and the application form must be completed in its entirety before it can be submitted.
Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address that you provide in your application. In some cases, your references may be contacted using the email address that you provide for them and may be asked to provide their recommendation via a web-based form similar to the application form.
For more information, visit Princeton Society of Fellows.