Columbia University in the City of New York

Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The Harriman Institute postdoctoral fellowships allow junior scholars to spend a 2-year term in residence at Columbia University in New York. All scholars are assigned a faculty mentor. Postdoctoral scholars are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to give a brown bag seminar on their research; teach one course; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events.

All postdoctoral scholars receive university IDs that provide access to the full range of resources within the Columbia library system, and the Institute makes every effort to provide desk space for all postdoctoral scholars. The Institute provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by scholars around their particular interests.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in late November and the positions will be announced on this page.

Generally, fellowships are open to young scholars who have received (or will have received) a Ph.D. within a specific time frame and do not hold a tenure-track position. In the past, the following materials were required from all applicants:

  • Curriculum Vitae (must include each college and university and dates you have attended)
  • Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of the Harriman Institute
  • A writing sample, such as an article or dissertation chapter
  • A sample course syllabus
  • 2 letters of reference that include an evaluation of your research and teaching proposals

 

Postdoctoral Scholars at Harriman

Tyler Adkins

Tyler Adkins

Svetlana Borodina

Svetlana Borodina

Tatiana Efremova

Tatiana Efremova

Emma C. Mateo

Emma C. Mateo

Carna Pistan

Carna Pistan

Anton Shirikov

Anton Shirikov

Questions about becoming a Harriman Postdoc?

Send us an email or call Xan Faber at 212-854-6219.

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