The Princeton Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities and social sciences, invites applications for the 2023-26 fellowship competition.

Each year, three to five postdoctoral fellows are selected to spend three years in residence in their academic host department, the Program in Humanistic Studies, or other university programs, conducting research and teaching half-time. The fellowships come with a lectureship position in the fellow’s academic host department.

As part of the online application, applicants are required to select one academic host department from the following options: 

African American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art and Archaeology, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, English, French and Italian, German, History, Music (limited to Musicology, Music Theory, Ethnomusicology), Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sociology, Spanish and Portuguese.


The Princeton Society of fellows offers;

  • a competitive salary and benefits,
  • a $5,000 research account,
  • access to university grants,
  • a shared office,
  • a desktop computer and other resources.


The Princeton Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcomes those from underrepresented backgrounds.

  • Applicants who already have a Ph.D. must have gotten their degree between January 1, 2021, and August 2, 2022.
  • Applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding after completing their Ph.D. will be given priority.
  • ABD applicants must upload an official letter from their department chair or director of graduate studies to the application portal indicating “progress to degree.
  • Applicants holding a Ph.D. are to upload a document to the application site demonstrating completion of all Ph.D. requirements (either the formal Ph.D. certificate, an official transcript, or a degree confirmation letter by the advisor).
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Selection Process

Selection is based on

  • exceptional scholarly achievement and evidence of unusual promise,
  • range and quality of teaching experience, and
  • potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community.

Application Process

To participate in the Princeton Society of fellows fellowship competition, applicants will need to submit the documents listed below, along with the online application form:

  • Cover Letter (1½ pages maximum, single-spaced, addressed to the search committee)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dissertation Abstract (no more than one page, single-spaced)
  • Writing Sample
  • Research Project for the Fellowship Term
  • Two-Course Proposals
  • Reference letters

Deadline: August 02, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.