Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Harriman Institute
The Harriman institute is pleased to announce its annual open field
post-doctoral fellowship competition. The Postdoctoral Fellows
Program enables junior scholars who have recently received the Ph.D.
to spend a semester or an academic year) without any obligations other
than the revision of their dissertation for publication in book form.
Fellows are encouraged to share their work by giving a public
presentation, and to participate in lectures and other events. Fellows
may use the Harriman Resource Center and the Columbia Libraries.
The primary criterion for such fellowships is excellence. Evidence of
the dissertation’s potential to make a significant contribution to the
study of Eurasia and Eastern Europe weighs most in the Fellowship
Committee’s selection of fellows. Postdoctoral fellows must have
received the Ph.D. within the three years prior to the fellowship
period for which they are applying. Candidates cannot hold a faculty
position and must have successfully defended their dissertations by
June 1, 2011 and deposit them before the start of the academic year in
early September in order to receive their fellowships.
To apply, candidates should send the following materials to the
Harriman Institute Fellowship Committee by January 10, 2011
(fellowships begin the following September):
• A curriculum vitae;
• A substantial portion of the dissertation;
• Three letters of recommendation;
• A research plan outlining how their time will be spent at the Institute.
Decisions regarding the selection of Postdoctoral Fellows are made no
later than March 17; applicants will be notified in a timely manner.
Please send all materials to:
420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10027