The Harriman Institute postdoctoral fellowships allow junior scholars to spend a specified term (usually an academic year, or in special cases a semester) in residence at Columbia University in New York. All fellows are assigned a faculty mentor. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to give a brownbag seminar on their research, and post a related Working Paper on the Institute’s website; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. All postdoctoral fellows 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 fellows. The Institute provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by fellows around their particular interests.

The Harriman Institute has three types of postdoctoral fellowships: general (four positions), the INTERACT Central Asia postdoc (one position), and the Ukrainian Studies postdoc (one semester-long position). Candidates should indicate which programs they are applying for in their cover letters.

Eligibility for the 2015 competition is restricted to those who have received the Ph.D. between July 31, 2012 and June 30, 2015 and do not hold a tenure-track position. All fellows must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

Information on each program and application details are posted here. All applications are due by January 15, 2015.

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