The following is a partial list of Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities and their deadlines. Always double-check deadlines and requirments with the institution. A more comprehensive list can be found on the UCLA Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database. If you have another postdoc you’d like included, please email the graduate program advisor.

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.

The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, comprised of recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities, and in selected social and natural sciences, seeks to promote innovative interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching. Postdoctoral (Cotsen) Fellows are appointed for three-year terms to pursue research and teach half-time in their academic department, in the Program in Humanistic Studies, or in other university programs.

The American Antiquarian Society offers three broad categories of visiting research fellowships, with tenures ranging from one to twelve months. All of the fellowships are designed to enable scholars, advanced graduate students, and others to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library on their projects and discussing their work with others.

  • Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
    Available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research
  • Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers
    Available to creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history
  • Long-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships:
    • Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship: The purpose of the fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Established as the Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship in 1998, the fellowship has been renamed in honor of John B. Hench, who retires as vice president for collections and programs after thirty-three years on the staff of the American Antiquarian Society. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000.
    • AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships: At least three fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months. Funds come from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    • ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships: The American Council of Learned Societies will award these one-year residential fellowships for which recently tenured humanists may apply. The American Antiquarian Society is one of nine major research libraries and interdisciplinary centers participating in this program.

Fellowships at The Huntington Library

Scholars come from around the world every year to conduct advanced humanities research using The Huntington’s collections. Through a rigorous peer review program, the institution awards approximately 200 fellowships to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science. These scholarly pursuits lead to best-selling books, Pulitzer Prizes, acclaimed documentary films, and many of the history and social studies textbooks that educate the nation’s school children. The Huntington’s independent research library has significant holdings in British and American history; British and American literature; art history, the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book. The collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include 7 million manuscripts, 450,000 rare books, 440,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. A remarkable collection in the history of science and technology consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. The Art Collections contain several notable British and American paintings; innumerable fine prints and photographs; and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.

The Newberry Library

Long-term fellowships are available to post-doctoral scholars for periods of six to eleven months. Applicants for post-doctoral awards must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application. These grants support individual research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Library’s scholarly activities, including a biweekly fellows’ seminar. The stipend for these fellowships is up to $40,000 unless specified under the award description. Applicants may combine these fellowship awards with sabbatical or other stipendiary support. Scholars may apply for any of the long-term fellowships using the same application.

  • ACM/GLCA Faculty Fellowships
    These fellowships support faculty from the colleges of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. as they teach a small group of select undergraduate students in an advanced research seminar, while doing their own research. Fellows can come from any of the colleges in ACM or GLCA, from any discipline. More information.
  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation Faculty Fellowship
    This fellowship, available to CIC faculty working in American Indian Studies, supports a minimum of nine months of residential research at the Newberry Library. In addition to carrying out this independent research, the CIC Faculty Fellow will lead a spring seminar at the Library for graduate students at CIC institutions on a topic appropriate to the Newberry’s collections and the expertise of the fellow. This fellowship carries a stipend of $40,000. For application guidelines, contact the CIC Program at the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History at, 312-255-3564.
  • Lloyd Lewis Fellowships in American History
    Lloyd Lewis Fellowships are awarded to post-doctoral scholars pursuing projects in any area of American history appropriate to the Newberry’s collections.
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    Applications are invited from post-doctoral scholars in any field relevant to the Library’s collections for awards to support residential research and writing.
  • Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women
    This award is designed for a post-doctoral woman at an early stage of her academic career whose work gives clear promise of scholarly productivity and who would benefit significantly from six months of research, writing, and participation in the intellectual life of the Library. The applicant’s topic should be related to the Newberry’s collections; preference will be given to proposals particularly concerned with the study of women. The tenure of this fellowship is six months with a stipend of $15,000.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
    Fellowships for post-doctoral scholars to support projects in any field appropriate to the Library’s collections. Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals with three years’ residence. Preference is given to applicants who have not held major fellowships for three years preceding the proposed period of residency.
  • Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
    The American Council of Learned Societies has a program supporting advanced scholarly work in the humanities. The Newberry Library is one of the residential sites. For information on how to apply, go to

The Stanford Humanities Fellows Program

The Stanford Humanities Fellows Program is a postdoctoral fellowship designed to give the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities a unique opportunity to develop as scholars and teachers. Each year, up to six fellowships are awarded for a two-year term. Fellows teach one course and contribute a second course-equivalent per year in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments. In addition, Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the program by sharing work in progress, meeting regularly as a group and with faculty, and generally contributing to the community of humanists at Stanford. It is expected that Fellows are in residence during the term of their appointment. The total number of fellows in the program will typically be between 12 and 15. The annual stipend for this postdoctoral appointment is approximately $50,000, and includes additional support for computer assistance, research, and relocation expenses.

Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the humanities. We invite applications from qualified candidates. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as postdoctoral research fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester: at least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program of the University. In years two and three, Fellows teach one course per year. In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society’s lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The annual stipend will be $52,000. Each Fellow also receives a research allowance of $3,000 per annum.

Columbia University Center for Comparative Literature and Society

The Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University will appoint one postdoctoral fellow for a semester in Spring. The Center for Comparative Literature and Society (CCLS) was founded at Columbia University in 1998 to promote a global perspective in the study of literature, culture and its social context. It houses the interdepartmental undergraduate and graduate programs in comparative literature and it draws its faculty from the language departments, the social sciences, and the Schools of Architecture and Law.

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 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. For fellowships in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Professions, the program will prefer candidates whose research emphasizes issues such as diversity, multi-culturalism and communities underserved by traditional academic research. For fellowships in Math, Engineering, Life Science and Physical Science, the program will prefer candidates with a demonstrated record of mentoring or outreach activities that promote access and opportunity in higher education.

Duke University Writing Program Fellowship

We have two aims for the Mellon Writing Fellows at Duke: (1) To build a top-flight faculty for our first-year course in Academic Writing; and (2) To offer the individuals who join us as Fellows a strong set of opportunities to develop as both scholars and teachers of undergraduates. We have structured the terms of these postdoctoral fellowships in order to achieve both aims.