If you are nearing the completion of your PhD in Economics, Political Economy or a related field, you may be on the hunt for post-doctoral research fellowships and visiting fellowships to continue your research and build your academic career. Check out these postdoctoral fellowship postdocs in Economics and Political Economy, including interdisciplinary fellowships that include the fields of business, public policy, political economy, finance, public health, history, and international relations.
The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program invites established scholars in business history based outside the United States to spend a period in residence at Harvard Business School. The Chandler International Visiting Scholar is expected to interact with faculty and researchers, present work at research seminars, and conduct business history research. Recipients will be given a $7,000 stipend (payable at the end of their visit). The program requires a two-month minimum length of stay. Scholars may stay up to a maximum of six months.
The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 24 Berlin Prizes have been conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an entire academic year. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of 6-8 weeks. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Berlin-Wannsee district. Fellowships are restricted to individuals based permanently in the U.S.
The purpose of the ADF Fellowship is to promote specialized social scientific research on the Druze communities centrally and primarily, and on collective political and cultural identities in the Arab world more generally. The ADF Post-Doctoral Fellowship supports academic research in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology. The fellowship is for one academic year (August through May), and offers an annual stipend of $50K in addition to $5K in research funds. The fellowship will be awarded to a recent doctoral graduate (Ph.D.) from an accredited university or granting institution.
The Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships is available for all scholarly work related to the historical, political or economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and present-day Austria or the countries that historically make up the Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires and Central Europe. This joint fellowship seeks to strengthen further and make visible scholarship on imperial and post-imperial Austria and Habsburg Studies and transfer, migration, and exchange issues. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences, economics, or humanities. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,000 for 6-9 months, and relocation costs up to $1,500.
CBO’s visiting scholars have a unique opportunity to address complex budgetary and economic issues. The agency is especially interested in collaborating with scholars who specialize in macroeconomics, health economics, financial economics, and public economics, though it welcomes applications from analysts in all areas. Visiting scholars conduct policy-related research, use the agency’s data and facilities, and collaborate daily with CBO’s staff members to contribute to the agency’s analysis. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and considerable expertise in their field. Appointment lengths vary based on the project.
This post-doctoral research fellowship at the CDC in Atlanta, GA addresses public health demand for quantitative policy analysis, health economics-based inquiry, and integrative health services research. PE Fellows are quantitative policy analysts whose research provides decision-makers at CDC, congress, and non-governmental agencies vital information for allocating and using resources to maximize the impact of their public health programs. Throughout the program, fellows author a scientific paper, give a scientific presentation, complete a methods-based educational session, create a policy brief, and perform one field project.
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications from a broad range of researchers and practitioners who will work over the year on pressing issues in ethics. Faculty in arts and sciences and professional schools, postdoctoral scholars, practitioners, and researchers from industry, government, and NGOs are eligible to apply. The theme of this year’s fellowship is political economy and justice, scholars whose work is aligned with this theme will be given priority. The Fellowship-in-Residence Program runs the academic year and citizens of any nation are welcome to apply.
This award intends to enhance collaboration among a community of scholars working on issues of relevance to the special trilateral relationship among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Projects across a broad range of disciplines are welcome. Proposals should reflect topics that would benefit from a trilateral perspective and demonstrate a need to spend time in both Mexico and Canada. Grantees may teach, engage in collaborative research or combine both activities. Grants are from 4 months to an academic year, and time should be distributed equally between Canada and Mexico. Ph.D. (or other terminal degrees) required.
The Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities. Fellowships are for 8 to 24 months and are available in many different fields including science, technology, the arts, economics, law, and the humanities. Fellows will work with a host institution in the U.S. and the fellowship includes J-1 visa support, a living stipend, and round trip airfare between the U.S. and India.
To be awarded for 12 months’ residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. The fellowship has two purposes: The first is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. The second purpose is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. Fellows receive a stipend, travel fund, and book fund.
The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) Residential Fellowship Program at Harvard Law School offers full or partial doctoral and post-doctoral one-year fellowships to a small number of scholars pursuing research in areas related to the IGLPs ongoing work. The Institute welcomes applications from interested doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who are currently pursuing research in the areas of global law, economic policy, and social justice. Fellows are awarded a competitive stipend commensurate with experience.
The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the learning and development of children and youth worldwide. The relevant disciplines include but are not limited to, education sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, behavioral science, computer science, pedagogy, linguistics, neurosciences, and science of learning. Particularly encouraged to apply are scholars who seek to combine multiple levels of analysis and engage in interdisciplinary work. A special focus lies on work to understand and embrace variability in learning; promote the generation, transfer, and practical application of evidence on human learning and development, or increase the capacity to scale up effective education policies and practices.
The Mercatus Center’s James Buchanan Fellowship is awarded to scholars in any discipline who have recently graduated from their doctoral programs. The aim of this fellowship is to encourage early-career scholars to critically engage ideas in the political economy of Adam Smith and the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. The total award of up to $15,000 includes a stipend, all required reading materials, and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center.
Visiting faculty fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. This full-time visiting program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics, and law. Fellows are expected to reside in or around Princeton and to be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center. Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half of their academic-year salaries.
Max Weber fellowships are designed for junior post-docs who would like to pursue an academic career, concentrate on their research, and enhance their academic practice in a multidisciplinary environment. Max Weber Fellowships are for 1 or 2 years and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history, and related fields) within the last 5 years. 55-60 fellowships are awarded annually. The basic grant is €2,000 per month and Fellows are required to live in Florence, Italy for the duration of their Fellowship.
The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for 6-12 months. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $5,000 per month. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for twelve months.
The Princeton Society of Fellows is an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences. Postdoctoral fellows are appointed each year for three-year terms in residence to pursue research and teach half-time in their academic host department. Fellows are provided with a salary of $88,800 per year, benefits, a $5,000 research account, access to university grants, a shared office, a personal computer, and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.
The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations enables scholars and outstanding professionals from government, business, finance, journalism, NGOs, and other fields to come together at Harvard. The Program offers postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists in a broad range of fields, including anthropology, economics, education, history, law, political science, public health, public policy, and sociology. Projects that focus on Japan or Japan’s international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. Awards are for the academic year and provide $50,000 over 10 months.
The Romeyne Robert and Uguccione Ranieri Fellowship Grant is designed to promote and support quality research and scholarly work related to the political, historical, economic, and cultural relationship between Italy and the United States, including public and private networks, institutions, and individuals. This fellowship seeks to strengthen and make visible scholarship on U.S.-Italy relations and issues of cultural exchange. The research should result in original scholarship; e.g., an academic essay, a book chapter, or a book-length manuscript, and the fellowship will provide for research support up to S10,000.
The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic, and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation’s New York headquarters. Research carried out by fellows analyzes the complex and shifting nature of social and economic life in the United States. Scholars are provided with an office at the Foundation, research assistance, computer and library facilities, and supplemental salary support of up to 50 percent of their academic year salary. All scholar applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree.
The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) program is to promote fundamental research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; enhance the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering; provide an opportunity for independence and advanced training under the direction of a sponsor; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowship to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry or private sector, and government. Support may be requested for up to 24 months at a level of $69,000 per year and maybe prorated accordingly.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is awarding grants to be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of research. Awards are given to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance. The foundation seeks to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Candidates must hold a tenure track at a college or university and hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, earth system science, physics, or a related field. Fellows receive a grant of $75,000.
The Black Sea fellowship program aims to strengthen U.S. expertise and understanding of Black Sea countries while facilitating mutual connections between Americans and their regional counterparts. The fellowship will ultimately produce alumni capable of developing rigorous expertise that can meaningfully contribute to U.S. foreign policy. Fellows will complete research projects, including field research, that provide new insights into their chosen topic and tangibly contribute to advancing American understanding of the region.
The fellowship enables established scholars from around the world whose primary interest is the business and economic history of the United States to spend time in residence at Harvard Business School. The main activities of the Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will be to conduct research in the archives of Baker Library or other Boston-area libraries, present his or her work at a seminar, and interact with HBS faculty. The Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will receive a stipend of $7,000 to cover travel and living expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence for a minimum of two months.
The University of Michigan offers postdoctoral research fellowships in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), economics, and political science, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The University seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The fellowship provides a salary of $50-60,000, depending on the field and level of experience, and $10,000 for research and professional development.
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