Fellowships on Humanities and Social Sciences at Princeton

Deadline: 1 October 2014
Open to: US and international PhD holders
Fellowship: $80,000 per year



The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2015-2018 Fellowship competition. Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year.

  • Two open fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN);
  • One Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity (RE);
  • One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM).


The fellowships are intended for PhD degree holders  from and outside of US. Note, that recipients of doctorates in Education (EdD or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and holders of PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply.


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.


Application deadline is 1 October 2014.

The following documents should be mailed by the candidate to the address Search Committee, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, 10 Joseph Henry House, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544:

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

All candidates will be informed of the status of their applications by the end of January 2015. Interviews will take place in early February. The Society will reimburse the cost of travel and lodging associated with the interview. Names of fellowship winners will be posted on the Society of Fellows’ website in July 2015.

For further information visit the official website HERE.

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