Postdoctoral Scholars Program
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