Postdoctoral Scholars

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 brownbag 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.
The Harriman Institute has two types of postdoctoral fellowships: general (three positions, two-year appointments) and Ukrainian Studies (one position, two-year appointment). The next call for applications to the Ukrainian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship will be Fall 2020.
Eligibility for the 2020 competition is restricted to those who have received the Ph.D. between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020 and do not hold a tenure-track position. All scholars must successfully defend and deposit their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship. 

Information on each program and application details are posted below. All applications are due by January 15, 2020.

2020-2021 Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement (General)

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