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For applicants who received the PhD within 1 to 3 years

Princeton University – the Princeton Society of Fellows

Amount:

  • Annual salary of 86,600 USD
  • A research account of 5,000 USD a year

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree after January 1, 2016

Eligibility:

  • Applicants already holding the PhD degree at time of application must have received the degree between January 1, 2016 and September 15, 2017.
  • Applicants who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application must be expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2018.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the PhD degree.
  • No requirement of nationality.

Details:

  • The fellowships are open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows.
  • The duration is 3 years.
  • The fellowship’s responsibilities include both teaching (one course each semester for two years, one course in the third year) and research.
  • 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.

Link:

http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/

Columbia University – the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Amount:

  • A annual salary of 63,000 USD
  • Medical benefits
  • A 7,000 USD research allowance per annum

Deadline: October 2, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree after January 1, 2016

Eligibility:

  • Fellows newly appointed for 2018-2019 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2016 and 1 July 2018.
  • The Fellowship is open to recipients of the PhD regardless of the nationality of the conferring institution.

Details:

  • The Society seeks to enhance the role of the humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences.
  • Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University.
  • The one-year Fellowship renews automatically for a second and a third year.
  • In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. In each of the second and third year, Fellows teach one course in one semester and free of teaching responsibilities in the other semester.

Link:

http://societyoffellows.columbia.edu/fellowship/

Asian Research Institute (ARI) at the University of Singapore – Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount:

  • A salary of 5,500 SGD/month (5,145 CAD/month, or 61,740 CAD/year)
  • Travel assistance of 2,000 SGD (1,870 CAD)

Deadline: September 4, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within two years

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must have fulfilled all requirements of securing a PhD from a reputable university.
  • Candidates must have been awarded their PhD within the two years prior to the application closing date of 1st September 2017.
  • If you are still a PhD candidate at the point of application, you may also apply provided that you are graduation is confirmed by your commencement date at ARI. An official letter from the Registrar’s Office of your university will be required to confirm the award of your PhD degree.
  • Applicants need to indicate the particular Research Cluster to which they are applying. In cases where there may be overlapping research interests, applicants may list up to a maximum of two clusters.

Details:

  • Postdoctoral Fellows will work under the supervision of the Cluster Leader to bring their proposed projects to fruition and participate in current cluster projects. Other duties may include assisting with the organising of workshops and conferences, and applying for grant funding.
  • The appointment will be tenable for a period of two years only, and is non-renewable.

Link:

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Page/ARI-JobOpportunities2017-18

University of California, Berkeley – Centre for Buddhist Studies – Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism 2019-2021

Amount:

  • 55,000 USD for annual salary
  • 5,000 USD for research/ travel fund
  • Health benefits

Deadline: To be posted

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Work in Chinese Buddhism or a closely related field; Have no more than three years of post-PhD research experience prior to the appointment start data

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have their PhD or equivalent degree in hand by their start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements other than the dissertation, in Chinese Buddhism or a closely related field
  • Candidates may have no more than three years of post-PhD research experience prior to the appointment start date.

Details:

  • This program offers a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.
  • The fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent PhDs whose are of research is Chinese Buddhism.
  • Fellows are expected to teach one course per year in the Lecturer title under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops.

Link:

http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/shengyen/

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Amount:

  • Annual stipend of 55,000 USD
  • A relocation and health-insurance allowance of 6,000 USD if required

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree later than January 1, 2014

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have the PhD officially conferred by an accredited university no earlier than January 1, 2014. The PhD degree must be completed by April 15, 2018 (including defense/deposit and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2018.
  • A scholarly product must be proposed, to be written in any language. Translations, collections, or databases are not eligible without an accompanying scholarly apparatus.
  • There are no restrictions as to residence or citizenship, or as to location of research.
  • The fellowship-in-residence may be proposed at any university or college EXCEPT at the institution granting the applicant’s PhD or the institution of current employment.

Details:

  • The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree.
  • The teaching of one course per year is encouraged. 
  • Priority is given to residence at universities or colleges providing a collegial atmosphere and working conditions enabling the postdoctoral Fellow’s entry into an academic career in Buddhist studies. 

Link:

http://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/#postdoc

Yale University – Council on East Asian Studies – Postdoctoral Program

Amount:

  • 50,000 USD salary
  • Moving and research stipends
  • Health insurance (spouses and family included)
  • Library privileges and office space

Deadline: January 12, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree later than 2015; specialize in East Asia

Eligibility:

  • Preference will be given to individuals in non-tenured positions who have earned their Ph.D. between 2015 and June 15, 2018. Applicants MUST have their Ph.D. degree in hand by June 15, 2018.

Details:

  •  The program provides promising young scholars specializing in East Asia a year at Yale University in which they can prepare their dissertations for publication, pursue research projects, gain experience teaching advanced seminars to undergraduates, and utilize Yale’s resources. Proposals with single regional or transregional emphasis on China, Japan, and/or Korea.
  • Applications must include a tentative course proposal/syllabus and an explanation why you think this course will apply to East Asian Studies majors.

Link:

http://ceas.yale.edu/academics/postdoctoral-program

Dalhousie University –the Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount:

  • Up to 55,000 CAD annually including full benefits and a travel allowance
  • An one-time research allowance of 3,000 CAD
  • A conference travel grant of 1,000 CAD

Deadline: December 15, annually

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within two years; must not hold a permanent academic position to which they will return

Eligibility:

  • No restrictions regarding nationality of applicants.
  • Applicants must be recent graduated scholars within the past two years.
  • Applicants are not required to have completed their doctorate at the time of application; however, they must do so prior to taking up the fellowship.
  • Applicants must not hold a permanent academic position to which they will return.

Details:

  • Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually at Dalhousie University to recently graduated scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline.
  • Fellowships are awarded for a term of two years.

Link:

https://www.dal.ca/dept/killam-laureates/how-to-apply/postdoctoral-fellowships.html

https://cdn.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/dept/killam-trusts/kpdf-compguidelines.pdf

Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University – Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Asia

Amount:

  • Salary of 52,000 USD
  • 2,000 USD for research expenses

Deadline: December 20, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within 3 years

Eligibility:

  • Recent PhDs must have degree conferral and approval no later than July 31, 2018, or have obtained PhD within the past 3 years or equivalent in research experience.

Details:

  •  The primary focus of the fellowship is on contemporary political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or topics in international relations and international political economy.
  • Tenure is 10 months at Stanford University.
  • Postdoctoral fellows are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment, and to take part in center activities throughout the academic year.  Fellows are also required to present their research findings in center seminars, and to participate in the center’s publication program.

Link:

http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/shorenstein_postdoctoral_fellowships_in_contemporary_asia

McGill University –Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount:

  • An annual salary of 52,000 CAD
  • An annual research allowance of 8,500 CAD
  • Up to 2,500 CAD per year to invite a visiting speaker
  • Up to 1,000 CAD for relocation expenses
  • Employee benefits

Deadline: November 13, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree after June 2015; research projects in the Humanities

Eligibility:

  • Scholars who received their PhD after June 2015 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by June 1, 2018 are eligible to apply.
  • While interdisciplinary applications are especially welcome, research projects must be based in the Humanities.
  • Applicants who do not have their PhD in hand at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their dissertation defense.

Details:

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to promising young scholars in the Humanities for conducting active research in field of expertise while in residence at McGill.
  • The fellowship is a two-year (maximum) appointment, non-renewable.
  • Fellows will be given consideration for teaching one course per year during their fellowship tenure, contingent upon availability. Fellows who teach will be paid an additional teaching salary of approximately 8,220 CAD per course.
  • Fellows are provided with office space by their host department.

Link:

https://www.mcgill.ca/arts/research/postdoctoral-fellowships/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships-2018-19

The University of British Columbia – the UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Amount:

  • 50,000 CAD annual stipend for a maximum of two years
  • A travel research allowance of 4,000 CAD over two years

Deadline: November 17, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within two years

Eligibility:

  • Must have completed all requirements of their PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated fellowship start date.
  • Must not have pursued PhD-level studies at any campus of the University of British Columbia.
  • Must not currently hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at a university or college. Applicants who currently hold a temporary, term, or non-tenure track faculty appointments are eligible to apply.
  • May be citizens of any country.

Details:

  • The goal of the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships program is to bring outstanding scholars from around the world to UBC in order to engage in innovative research that will enhance interdisciplinary collaborations and help establish them in leadership positions in the academic and wider community. As such, applicants must be able to contribute fresh intellectual insights to UBC.
  • Fellowships are tenable only at UBC, and fellows are expected to make the UBC campus their base while holding the fellowship, apart from necessary research trips.

Link:

https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/award/killam-postdoctoral-research-fellowship

The University of Alberta – Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount:

  • 46,000 CAD per year for two years
  • One-time 4,000 CAD travel/ research grant
  • Health Insurance

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within two years

Eligibility:

  • Open to citizens of any country
  • Must have completed a doctoral degree (within 2 years post-doctorate from the time of application submission to desired department (on or after December 02, 2015) or will do so prior to commencing fellowship.
  • The doctoral degree obtained must be from a university other than the University of Alberta
  • At the time of application submission to desired department, must not hold a postdoc position at the University of Alberta or be employed at the University of Alberta.

Details:

  • Fellowships are only tenable at the University of Alberta.
  • Prospective postdocs should first contact their department to determine if they should apply for Killam fellowship.

Link:

http://www.postdoc.ualberta.ca/en/FundingandFellowships/UniversityofAlbertaPostdoctoralFellowships.aspx

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities – IASH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Amount:

  • Bursary of up to 12,500 GBP (20,800 CAD)
  • Dedicated office space, University e-mail and library access

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within three years; can be any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility:

  • Applicants can be in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application, and normally within the last three years (you must be able to produce a transcript, or a letter of completion/eligibility to graduate as part of your application).
  • You should not have held a permanent position at a university, or a previous Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Those who have held temporary and/or short-term appointments are eligible to apply.

Details:

  • The postdoctoral fellowships provide a chance to junior researchers for a research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to ten months, with an allocated University mentor from an area relevant to the Fellows’ research interests.
  • No teaching is required, but successful applicants may be able to supplement the bursary by individually arranging their own concurrent teaching.

Link:

https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/postdoctoral-fellowships-and-bursaries-2018-19

For applicants who received the PhD within 4 years

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount: 70,000 CAD per year

Deadline: September 20, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree after September 20, 2014

Eligibility:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must fulfill their degree requirements between September 20, 2014 and September 30, 2018, and before the start date of their award.
  • Institutions eligible to host a Banting Fellow include Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity. Canadian governments (federal, provincial and municipal) and all for-profit organizations are not eligible to participate as host institutions.

Details:

  • The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.
  • The duration is 2 years.
  • Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.

Link:

http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/app-dem_overview-apercu.html

The University of Southern California –Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

Amount:

  • An annual salary of 57,500 USD
  • A research and travel account of 6,000 USD per year.

Deadline: November 27, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree after July 1, 2014; research must be in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

Eligibility:

  • No requirement of nationality.
  • Candidates must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2014 and must have completed their doctoral degree by July 1, 2018.
  • Scholars who received their doctorates from the University of Southern California are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants’ research and teaching must be in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Details:

  • The USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities supports advanced research by postdoctoral fellows by promoting intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
  • Postdoctoral fellows are affiliated with the Society as well as with a USC department of their choice, and have faculty mentors in both.
  • Postdoctoral fellows are appointed for two-year terms during which they pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester for full-time research.

Link:

http://societyoffellows.usc.edu/apply/humanities-fellowship/

University of California, Berkeley – Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Amount:

  • Salary starts at 48,216 USD but may vary depending on experience, plus benefits

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within 4 years; research in Chinese studies or a closely related field

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have their Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand by their start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation in Chinese studies or a closely related field.
  • Candidates may have no more than 4 years of post-PhD research experience prior to the start date.

Details:

  • The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D’s and to allow the revision of the dissertation for publication, or for research on a new project during their residence at the Centre for Chinese Studies.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Chinese Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Chinese Studies events and workshops.
  • Fellowship tenure is 1 year.

Link:

http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/postdocs_application.html

The Azrieli Fellows Program

Amount: 145,000 ILS (52,920 CAD) annually

Deadline: December 7, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Canadian citizens OR scholars having completed their doctorates at Canadian universities
  • General: Received doctoral degree within 4 years; research in any field of study

Eligibility:

  • Open to scholars at the postdoctoral level who are Canadian citizens OR who have completed their doctorates at Canadian universities.
  • Candidates may apply at an early stage of their professional career and no later than four years after conferral of their PhD Diploma.
  • Candidates must not hold a tenure or tenure-track faculty position
  • Scholars may apply in the last year of the PhD with a letter from the supervisor stating that the candidate will receive the doctorate by the summer.

Details:

  • The Azrieli Fellows Program promotes excellence in research and graduate studies at accredited institutions of higher learning in Israel. Scholars may undertake postdoctoral research in any field of study.
  • Scholars who wish to apply must obtain an academic sponsor. The academic sponsor must be a faculty member at one of the seven participating Israeli academic institutions. Candidates must ensure that this sponsor is willing to actively support the research proposal because it is closely connected to and complements his or her area of expertise.
  • The duration of the fellowship is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. 

Link:

http://fellows.azrielifoundation.org/pages-en-30

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Amount:

  • 2,650 EUR (4,000 CAD) per month (48,000 CAD/year)
  • Travel expenses
  • Family allowance
  • Language fellowship

Deadline: Can be submitted at anytime

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within 4 years

Eligibility:

  • Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply online at any time.
  • Applicants should complete the doctorate in the last four years.
  • The applicant may not have spent an extended period in Germany prior to application.

Details:

  • A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany.
  • Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.

Link:

https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-postdoc.html

https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/docs/text_id_1806/F1313641042/programme_information_p.pdf

The University of Calgary – Killam Postdoctoral Scholars

Amount:

  • 45,000 CAD per year for two years
  • An one-time research allowance of 6,000 CAD
  • Health and dental insurance

Deadline: February 14, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree after September 1, 2014

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have earned their PhD or equivalent degree after September 1, 2014.  If the PhD is still pending, it must be completed before 30 September 2017.  Preference will be given to candidates who have received some of their education at other institutions.

Details:

  • The fellowship enables the postdoctoral scholar to engage in postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary, consolidate his/her research training, develop and initiate original research in his/her discipline, and contribute to the activities of his/her host department or unit.
  • The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow must carry out a program of independent research, present one or more departmental seminars for students and faculty, and contribute on an informal basis to other departmental activities.
  • The award is tenable for a two year term.

Link:

http://www.ucalgary.ca/killam/postdoctoral

For applicants who received the PhD within 5 years

The University of Wisconsin-Madison – A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences

Amount:

  • A salary of at least 62,090 USD per year
  • A 5,000 USD per year research allowance

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree in a humanities discipline or in the humanistic social sciences within 5 years

Eligibility:

  • Fellows must hold a PhD in a humanities discipline or in the humanistic social sciences.
  • Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are within 5 years of having received their PhD. To be eligible for this competition, the degree must be received between August 2013 and August 2018.
  • Doctoral candidates and those holding PhDs or other doctoral degrees from UW-Madison are ineligible.
  • The fellowship has no nationality requirements.

Details:

  • This program offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhD recipients starting on August 20, 2018.
  • Fellows are members of the Institute for Research in the Humanities and Center for the Humanities, and are also affiliated with a humanities or humanistic social science department in the College of Letters & Science, where they will teach a total of three undergraduate courses over two years with no teaching in the first semester of the fellowship.
  • The theme for 2018-2020 is Truth, Fact, and Ways of Knowing. 

Link:

https://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships/mellon

https://apply.interfolio.com/44129

The D. Kim Foundation – Post-doctoral Fellowship

Amount:

  • 55,000 USD

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within five years; work in the history of science and technology in modern East Asia

Eligibility:

  • §   The applicant must have received his/her doctoral degree for less than five years.
  • §   No requirement of nationality, origins, or gender.

Details:

  • §  The grants are to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in modern East Asia. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome.
  • §  Applicants should include an invitation letter from their host institution; the host institution cannot be changed without permission from the Foundation.

Link:

http://dkimfoundation.org/wp1/fellowships/

Korea Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowship

Amount:

  • Research stipend varies; average is 40,000 USD (amount varies according to the region, country, host institution, and experience of the fellow; stipend is also determined on the basis of actual research costs)

Deadline: January 31, annually

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within five years; work in Korean Studies

Eligibility:

  • International Korean Studies researchers with a recent PhD in the humanities or social science fields, on a Korea-related topic, who have not been awarded a faculty position in a university.
  • Persons with a PhD in hand at the time of the start of the fellowship period and whose PhD degree was awarded no longer than 5 years ago;
  • Only those Korean nationals who are permanent residents of a foreign country are eligible to apply for the postdoctoral fellowship.

Details:

  • This fellowship is awarded to international scholars with a recent PhD on a Korea-related topic to financially assist them in their further research.
  • Fellowship tenure is 1 year.
  • Postdoctoral fellows receiving research stipends under this program must conduct research at a major overseas university offering a Korean Studies program and having a Korean Studies faculty team and library collection (excluding the university from which the fellow obtained his/her PhD degree).
  • Postdoctoral fellowship recipients must revise their doctoral dissertation during the fellowship period and publish it as a book or as a research paper within five years of the end of the fellowship period.

Link:

https://en.kf.or.kr/front/archv/rltd/popupEvent.html?archv_no=193&lang=1&siteno=12

European University Institute (EUI) – Max Weber Postdoctoral fellowships

Amount:

  • A grant of 2,000 EUR (3,000 CAD) per month (36,000 CAD/year)
  • Family allowance when appropriate

Deadline: October 25, annually

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within five years; work in historical or social science

Eligibility:

  • Research area must be in historical or social science.
  • Candidates must have received their Ph.D within the past 5 years or have official approval to defend their thesis by the time of the start of the programme.
  • No requirement of nationality.

Details:

  • The activities of the Programme are designed to further strengthen the academic skills of the Max Weber Fellows, while leaving ample time for individual research.
  • The fellowships might be1, 2, and exceptionally 3 year long, depending on departments.

Link:

https://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/ApplytotheMWP/Why-Apply

Harvard University – Fairbank Centre for Chinese Studies – Hou Family Fellowship

Amount:

  • Salary of 25,000 USD
  • 3,000 USD for research
  • health insurance is not provided

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within five years; research focusing on Taiwan

Eligibility:

  • Applications are welcome from candidates with advanced PhD candidate standing, or recent PhDs in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan.
  • A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese or Taiwanese is required.
  • Priority will be given to applicants with no previous postdoctoral fellowships.
  • Candidates may not be more than 5 years beyond receipt of the PhD at the start of the fellowship.

Details:

  • This fellowship sponsors one North American-based scholar of Taiwan Studies and one Taiwan-based scholar of Taiwan Studies as visiting fellows at the Fairbank Centre to pursue Taiwan related research for a term of 3 to 12 months from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.
  • In addition to maintaining his/her own research agenda, the fellow are also required to organize a conference or workshop on their research topic; and present research to the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop series.

Link:

http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/grants/non-harvard-affiliates/#hou-family-fellowship-for-taiwan-studies

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities – CSMCH-IASH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History

Amount:

  • A monthly stipend of 1,100 GBP (1,830 CAD) for three months
  • Up to 500 GBP (830 CAD) to offset travel expenses

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree within five years; research related to democracy within the 'modern and contemporary' period (c.1750-present)”

Eligibility:

  • Candidates for the CSMCH-IASH Postdoctoral Fellowship must have been successfully awarded a PhD by the time they apply and must be within 5 years of the award of their PhD, not including career breaks. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded people.
  • The interdisciplinary research theme for 2017-2018 is “democracy”. Applicants should explain how their proposed research fits in with this theme. There is no limit on geographical area or time period, as long as the bulk of the applicant's research falls within the 'modern and contemporary' period (c.1750-present).
  • Applicants are supposed to identify and work with a mentor from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. The mentor should be named in the application and a short supporting statement should be provided.

Details:

  • The three-month CSMCH-IASH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History is intended to encourage outstanding early-career interdisciplinary research and scholarly collaboration in the broad field of modern and contemporary history. The fellow will be affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
  • Fellowships can only be taken up from September to June
  • No regular teaching is required. The fellows are expected to Present his or her work to the CSMCH seminar and to IASH, as well as take part in IASH work-in-progress sessions and other IASH community activities.

Link:

https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/csmch-iash

American Philosophical Society – Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowships

Amount:

  • 47,000 USD per year for two years
  • Additional funds for research support, travel, and relocation

Deadline: November 27, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree in any humanities discipline within five years

Eligibility:

  • Ph.D. in any humanities discipline, awarded within the past five years. 18th- and 19th-century American history, the history of science, and the history of art often relate most closely to exhibition content. However, the Museum’s approach is interdisciplinary, and applications from qualified researchers in any humanities discipline are welcome.
  • Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2018
  • Strong interest in exploring a career in the museum field
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for different purposes and broad audiences
  • Comfort with working collaboratively.

Details:

  • The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of 18th- or 19th-century American history, history of science, art history, museology, or any other related humanities disciplines
  • The Fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society’s Library and Museum.
  • The Mellon Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to conduct research for exhibitions exploring the intersections of history, art, and science. The Fellow will be fully integrated into the APS Museum staff, working closely with others on the curatorial team.
  • The duration of this fellowship is two years from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.

Link:

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship

For applicants who received the PhD within 6 years

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

Amount:

  • Up to 1.65 million EU (2.51 million CAD)

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree less than six years

Eligibility:

  • Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed with distinction less than six years prior to the application submission deadline.
  • Scientists and scholars from all disciplines may apply.
  • The award would enable the successful applicant to take on a leadership position (e.g. head of a junior research group) in Germany for the first time. Moreover, the applicant must not have held or accepted an offer of permanent employment in Germany.

Details:

  • The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award allows receipts who are successful top-rank junior researchers from abroad to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of their own choice in Germany.

Link:

https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/kovalevskaja-award.html

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard)

Amount:

  • Maintenance allowance  of 362,000  JPY per month (4,100 CAD/month, which amounts to 49,200 CAD/year)
  • A settling-in allowance of 200,000 JPY (2,660 CAD)
  • Round-trip air ticket
  • Overseas travel insurance

Deadline: October 2-6, 2017; January 4-11, 2018; April 2-6, 2018; June 4-8, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
  • General: Received doctoral degree after April 2, 2012

Eligibility:

  • The applicant (host researcher) must, in principle, be a researcher who is employed full-time at a university or research institution as specified in Article 2* of the Procedure for the Handling of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
  • Fellows must be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.)
  • Fellows must hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after April 2, 2012, or must be currently enrolled in a doctoral course at a university outside Japan, and scheduled to receive a Ph.D. within two years from the time that their research starts in Japan.

Details:

  • To provide opportunities for pre-/post-doctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe (*) to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. A person who has never engaged in research at universities etc. in Japan would be most preferable.
  • Fellowship is 1 to 12 months.

Link:

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-oubei-s/index.html

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – Summer  Program for Graduate Students

Amount:

  • Maintenance allowance of 534,000 JPY (6,050 CAD)
  • Research support allowance of 158,500 JYP (1,800 CAD)
  • Round trip air fare
  • Insurance

Deadline: November 10, 2016

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of the US, the UK, France, Germany, Canada or Sweden.
  • General: Received doctoral degree after April 2, 2012

Eligibility:

  • All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program. Applicants must either be majoring or conducting research in a related field.
  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the US, the UK, France, Germany, Canada or Sweden. (Permanent residents or others with equivalent status may apply if approved by the nominating authority in one of the above countries.)
  • Must be enrolled in a university graduate program or hold a doctorate degree received within 6 years prior to April 1 of the program year.

Details:

  • The program provides opportunities for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from North America and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems, and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the summer.
  • Canadian applicants must submit their applications to the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo
  • In Principle, Fellows must stay in Japan continuously during the fellowship tenure. During your tenure, you are to concentrate on your research related to this program.

Link:

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-summer/

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – Summer  Program for Graduate Students

Amount:

  • Maintenance allowance of 534,000 JPY (6,050 CAD)
  • Research support allowance of 158,500 JYP (1,800 CAD)
  • Round trip air fare
  • Insurance

Deadline: November 10, 2016

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of the US, the UK, France, Germany, Canada or Sweden.
  • General: Received doctoral degree after April 2, 2012

Eligibility:

  • All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program. Applicants must either be majoring or conducting research in a related field.
  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the US, the UK, France, Germany, Canada or Sweden. (Permanent residents or others with equivalent status may apply if approved by the nominating authority in one of the above countries.)
  • Must be enrolled in a university graduate program or hold a doctorate degree received within 6 years prior to April 1 of the program year.

Details:

  • The program provides opportunities for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from North America and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems, and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the summer.
  • Canadian applicants must submit their applications to the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo
  • In Principle, Fellows must stay in Japan continuously during the fellowship tenure. During your tenure, you are to concentrate on your research related to this program.

Link:

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-summer/

For applicants who received the PhD within 7 years

The Newton International Fellowship

Amount:

  • 24,000 GBP (36,000 CAD) per annum to cover subsistence
  • Up to 8,000 GBP (12,000 CAD) per annum to cover research expenses
  • A one-off relocation allowance of up to 2,000 GBP (3,000 CAD)
  • Eligible for follow-up funding of up to 6,000 GBP (9,000 CAD) per annum for up to 5 years following the completion of the Fellowship

Deadline: March 22, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Have postdoctoral experience for less than 7 years

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD, or expect to obtain their PhD by the time funding starts, and should have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application.
  • Applicants should not hold UK citizenship and should be working outside of the UK at the point of application.
  • Applicants must have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host researcher.

Details:

  • The Newton International Fellowships Scheme was established in 2008 to select the very best early career postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years.
  • The Fellowships covers researchers in the following disciplines: physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
  • Duration is two years, on a full time basis.

Link:

http://www.newtonfellowships.org/

For applicants who received the PhD within 9 years

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) – Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies – Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount:

  • Up to 50,000 USD

Deadline: November 8, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Hold a PhD from an institution in the US or Canada, OR US or Canadian citizens/permanent residents
  • General: Received doctoral degree no earlier than January 1, 2009; research can be the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods

Eligibility:

  • An applicant must hold a PhD from an institution in the US or Canada, or be a US or Canadian citizen/ permanent resident with a PhD from any institution. The PhD degree must be completed by November 8, 2017 (including defense and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2018.
  • An applicant who is not a US or Canadian citizen/ permanent resident must have an affiliation, a long-term regular research or teaching appointment, with a university or college in the US or Canada.
  • An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2009.
  • Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome. The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan is eligible.

Details:

  • Postdoctoral fellowships support research and writing toward a scholarly product in English. Priority will be given to proposals based on the applicant’s research in China.
  • A working knowledge of Chinese is required.
  • The tenure is two consecutive semesters released from teaching; fellowship to begin between June 2018 to September 2019.
  • Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. Other support may be accepted (sabbatical leave or other grants) but the total received cannot exceed the 125% of the fellow’s academic annual salary.

Link:

http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#postdoc

For applicants who received the PhD within 10 years

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK – Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships

Amount:

  • A stipend of 1,627 GBP per month (2,720 CAD/month, or 32,640 CAD/year) or 2,019 GBP per month (3,370 CAD/month, or 40,440 CAD/year) for those at universities in the London metropolitan area
  • Research support grant of 2,500 GBP (4,180 CAD) per annum
  • Study travel grant of 1,000 GBP (1,670 CAD) per award
  • Round-trip airplane tickets

Deadline: December 11, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/refugees in a Commonwealth country other than the United Kingdom
  • General: Received doctoral degree no more than ten years

Eligibility:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by a Commonwealth country other than the United Kingdom, or be a British Protected Person.
  • Be permanently resident in a Commonwealth country other than the UK, and not based in the UK at the time of application.
  • Have been awarded your PhD no more than ten years prior to 1 November 2017.
  • Must identify one institution that you think is the most appropriate to host your fellowship, and to explain your reasons, and also provide evidence of agreement to host your fellowship from an academic at your chosen institution.

Details:

  • Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships are for highly skilled researchers from other Commonwealth countries to spend one or two years at an eligible UK university or higher education institution conducting postdoctoral research. The purpose is to support world-class research and innovation, and to contribute to the UK’s research base by attracting high-calibre international candidates and encouraging links and collaboration.
  • You may apply for support for postdoctoral research for one or two years.
  • Your award will be tenable only at a UK university with which the CSC has a joint funding agreement.

Link:

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/rutherford-fellowships/

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/terms-conditions-rutherford-fellowships-2017-2018.pdf

Time since PhD unspecified

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Amount:

  • 40,500 CAD per year

Deadline: September 20, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of Canada
  • General: Proposals may involve any disciplines

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Applicants must not hold a permanent faculty position, or a faculty position leading to permanency.
  • Applicants must have finalized arrangements for affiliation with a recognized university or research institution.
  • Proposals may involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding, but must be significantly different and distinct from, or add significantly to, that related to the applicant’s doctoral thesis.

Details:

  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.
  • Fellowships will normally be awarded to candidates affiliated with a university other than that which awarded the PhD. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are tenable at Canadian or foreign universities and research institutions
  • Fellowships are tenable for 12 or 24 months.

Link:

http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/postdoctoral-postdoctorale-eng.aspx

Wellcome Trust – Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Amount:

  • Usually 25,000 to 100,000 GBP (43,000 to 172,000 CAD)

Deadline: October 5, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Based at an eligible host organization in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have a PhD or the equivalent professional experience.
  • Applicants must be based at an eligible host organization in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country (although collaborators can be based elsewhere).
  • Applicants must have enough time to commit to the award.

Details:

  • Seed Awards help researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that may go on to form part of larger grant applications; Proposed activities can include (1) pilot and scoping studies; (2) planning sessions; and (3) meetings of collaborative networks. We encourage applications for interdisciplinary research.
  • Funding duration is 6 to 12 months.

Link:

https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/seed-awards-humanities-and-social-science

Japan Foundation – Japanese Studies Fellowship Program (Long-Term)

Amount:

  • Stipend and other allowances
  • Round-trip airfare

Deadline: December 1, 2017 (November 1, 2017 for U.S. applicants)

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
  • General: Research related to Japan

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a national/permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • Applicants who have been in Japan continuously for more than a year dating back from April 1, 2018, are excluded.

Details:

  • This program provides support to outstanding scholars conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) in the humanities and social sciences to conduct research in Japan.
  • Fellowship tenure is 60 days to 12 months.

Link:

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/intel.html

Durham International Junior Research Fellowships

Amount:

  • A yearly salary of 32,004 – 36,001
  • GBP (54,000 – 60,700 CAD/year)
  • An allowance of up to 7,000 EUR (10,500 CAD) for research cost

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Research dealing with theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must normally have completed a PhD at the time of application and may not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in total during the 36 months preceding the reference date.
  • No requirement of nationality.
  • Researchers who already hold tenured or tenure-track academic posts (or similar) should not apply.
  • A member of the Durham academic staff will act as host and Mentor for each Fellow. Before applying, applicants MUST seek the agreement of a Durham academic to act as their host.

Details:

  • The Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) scheme is designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and build international networks of scholars with a common passion for the deepest theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity.
  • JRFs will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration with academic researchers at Durham University.
  • The normal period of the Fellowship will be 1.5 years, though Fellows can make a case for a shorter period with a minimum of one year.

Link:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/diferens/junior/

https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ias/cofund/junior/JuniorResearchFellowshipsFurtherParticularsD2Round4.pdf

Institute of Historical Research – Past & Present Fellowships

Amount:

  • 20,000 GBP approx. per year (33,750 CAD/year)

Deadline: January 9. 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: Received doctoral degree in history; research in social history

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should have recently completed a doctoral degree in history, or have submitted their thesis for examination by 1 October in the academic year the Fellowship is to be held.
  • No requirement of nationality and country where the doctoral degree is awarded.
  • Research areas should be in social history (as broadly defined).

Details:

  • The two-year postdoctoral Fellowships in History are envisaged as an opportunity for Fellows to develop their doctoral research for publication and to begin work on a postdoctoral project; applicants should clearly indicate their plans in both respects.
  • Fellows will be encouraged to submit their articles or books to the editors of Past & Present for consideration.
  • Fellows will not be required to be resident in London, but should participate in the activities of the Institute, by regular attendance at and presentation of papers to appropriate seminars and by giving information and help to fellow scholars working in the same field.

Link:

http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships/past-present-fellowships

Hosei International Fund Foreign Scholars Fellowship

Amount:

  • 300,000 JPY per month stipend (3,400 CAD/month; amounts to approximately 20,400 CAD for six months)
  • travel subsidy of up to 300,000 JPY (3,400 CAD)

Deadline: June 2, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Non-Japanese citizens
  • General: No more than 39 years of ages

Eligibility:

  • Must be a non-Japanese national (includes stateless person, foreign national currently residing in Japan).
  • Must be presently enrolled in a doctoral degree program, hold a Doctorate, or its equivalent as recognized by the University.
  • Must have sufficient fluency in either Japanese or English.
  • Must be no more than 39 years of age as of April 1, 2018.
  • Research areas include those studies in the humanities, social or natural sciences, or engineering as deemed acceptable by Hosei.

Details:

  • Invitations are extended to young scholars from abroad who are, at the least, enrolled in a doctoral degree program, to apply to the HIF Fellowship Program to carry out non-degree research programs at Hosei University under the direction of and/or in cooperation with Hosei faculty and researchers.
  • Fellowship period is 6 months. The academic year begins in April and ends in March, however HIF Fellows can begin their research in either April or October.
  • The HIF Fellow must submit a research paper in Japanese or English to the Global Education Centre, Hosei University, within a month of completion of research at Hosei University.

Link:

http://www.global.hosei.ac.jp/en/researchers/hif/

http://www.global.hosei.ac.jp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/b53398e7a45e7195d6b6874ac937d947.pdf

Japan Foundation – Japanese Studies Fellowship Program (Short-Term)

Amount:

  • Stipend and other allowances
  • Round-trip airfare

Deadline: December 1, 2017 (November 1, 2017 for U.S. applicants)

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • General: Research related to Japan

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a national/permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • Applicants who have been in Japan continuously for more than a year dating back from April 1, 2018, are excluded.

Details:

  • This program provides support to outstanding scholars conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) in the humanities and social sciences to conduct research in Japan.
  • Fellowship tenure is 21 to 59 days.

Link:

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/intel.html