Atmospheric Sciences/ Geospace Sciences

Atmospheric  and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program.  The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines.  The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community.

Biology

Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship

The purpose of the Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship is to promote the study biology, anthropology, geology, hydrology, material science, social science, soil science or related areas.  Projects must be tenable in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities and Mpala Research Centre.  The proposed research topic must be in an area of science or culture supported by Smithsonian that is also appropriate to Mpala. 

 

Countway Fellowships

The Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine will offer annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine.  The mission of the Boston Medical Library (BML) is “to be a Library for the dissemination of medical knowledge, the promotion of medical education and scholarship, and the preservation and celebration of medical history, and thereby to advance the quality of health and healthcare of the people.”  The Countway Library serves Harvard’s academic needs and the constituency of the BML which includes the other three medical schools in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and practicing physicians. 

 

Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Smithsonian Institution (SI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biodiversity Genomics promotes collaborative research in these fields involving comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics or transcriptomics.  The SIBG guides and facilitates genomics research within traditional strengths of the Smithsonian, including studies of the tree of life, ecology, evolution and adaptation, and conservation.  The Smithsonian’s molecular research facilities are located at National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), National Zoological Park (NZP), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in the Republic of Panama.

 

Russell Sage Foundation's Visiting Scholars Program

The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholar 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 Visiting Scholars constitutes an important part of the Foundation’s ongoing effort to analyze and understand 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. 

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Science in Human Culture Program, Northwestern University

Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, technology, or medicine in any region of the world and from any of a range of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives.  Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach two one-quarter undergraduate classes (typically one seminar and one lecture) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year.  Fellows will also help organize and run the SHC visiting lecturer series. They are expected to be active participants in intellectual activities in both SHC and their affiliated departments and to deliver one public lecture each year. 

Chemistry

Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowships

We encourage applications from all researchers working on topics related to history of science and technology with an emphasis on chemical matters, broadly construed.  CHF fellows form a vital part of CHF’s intellectual life and fellows have access to area resources in New York and Washington, D.C.  Additional academic and social interaction happens through the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (PACHS), which brings together researchers in the history of science, technology, and medicine from throughout the greater Philadelphia region. 

Ecology

Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Smithsonian Institution (SI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biodiversity Genomics promotes collaborative research in these fields involving comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics or transcriptomics.  The SIBG guides and facilitates genomics research within traditional strengths of the Smithsonian, including studies of the tree of life, ecology, evolution and adaptation, and conservation.  The Smithsonian’s molecular research facilities are located at National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), National Zoological Park (NZP), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in the Republic of Panama.

Environmental Studies

Rutgers University: Center for Cultural Analysis

Topics vary from year to year.

 

The Environmental Fellows Program

The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems.  The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines.  The Center will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other's work. 

 

The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship In Horticulture

The Smithsonian Institution’s Gardens invites applications for research fellowships in the field of horticulture.  The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture aims to advance the knowledge and understanding of the roles and significance of horticulture in society, and to contribute to the ongoing dialog in the field.   In addition to supporting research in all aspects of American history, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History Library includes thousands of historic horticulture trade catalogs in its collections. 

Geology/Earth Science/Natural Science

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees for research and training in topics relevant to Earth sciences.  The fellows must develop and implement research projects that seek to address scientific questions within the purview of EAR programs and plans to broaden participation in Earth sciences.  The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice. 

 

GeoPrism Program

GeoPRISMS will investigate the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.  These interactions cross the shoreline and have applications to margin evolution and dynamics, construction of stratigraphic architecture, accumulation of economic resources, and associated geologic hazards and environmental management.  The GeoPRISMS Program includes two broadly integrated science initiatives which are: Subduction Cycles and Deformation and Rift Initiation and Evolution. 

 

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Global Volcanism Program Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Scientist

Competitive candidates will address problems in volcanology important on a global scale and/or volcanic systematics on regional/global scales from physical volcanological, petrological, and/or geochemical perspectives.  GVP maintains a database (Volcanoes of the World 4.0) of ~10,000 eruptions from ~1,500 Holocene volcanoes. 

 

Radcliff Fellowship

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. The Radcliffe Institute encourages applications in all disciplines and on any topic In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. We seek to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute (2000 to present) are not eligible to apply.

Physics

Department of Physics: Grainger Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Physics

The purpose of this fellowship is to enable an early-career experimentalist to work either independently or in close association with the members of the Physics Department in areas of mutual interest.  The Physics Department’s main experimental activities include: Astrophysics, Atomic Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Cosmology, Elementary Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics.  There are no teaching responsibilities with this position. 

 

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Various postdoctoral fellowships available. 

Sciences

Duke University Provost's Postdoctoral Program

Duke recognizes that we need to continue our efforts to enhance diversity in our student and faculty populations, as well as in leadership positions.  The goal of the program is to increase the diversity of scholars who have potential for becoming tenure track faculty at Duke University or peer institutions, particularly in fields where there are fewer women and/or underrepresented minorities.  Postdoctoral awardees are expected to devote their full efforts to research, and may teach a maximum of one course per year.

 

AAUW American Postdoctoral Fellowships

The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education.  Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research.  The program provides fellowships for women writing their dissertations and those pursuing postdoctoral research. Research publication grants are also available to enable scholars to complete manuscripts for publication.

 

IAS Fellowship

The Institute of Advanced Study is Durham University’s leading interdisciplinary research institute. Its major aim is to foster transformational exchanges of ideas and to enable creative collaborations across the entire disciplinary spectrum.  The Institute seeks to catalyze new thinking on major annual themes by bringing together leading international academics as well as writers, artists and practitioners.  Fellows will engage and forge strong links with at least one department at Durham, and be given the opportunity to deliver papers at events organized to coincide with the annual theme. 

 

Lynette S. Autrey Visiting Scholars in the Rice Seminars Call

The Humanities Research Center hosts yearlong residential faculty fellowships at Rice University for outstanding external scholars.  By engaging in new research, symposia, and works-in-progress discussions, the fellows play an active scholarly role in the Center.  Fellows participate in the Rice Seminars, yearlong research seminars designed to study a broad topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. The topic changes each year. 

 

Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Smithsonian Institution (SI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biodiversity Genomics promotes collaborative research in these fields involving comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics or transcriptomics.  The SIBG guides and facilitates genomics research within traditional strengths of the Smithsonian, including studies of the tree of life, ecology, evolution and adaptation, and conservation.  The Smithsonian’s molecular research facilities are located at National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), National Zoological Park (NZP), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in the Republic of Panama.

 

Library Resident Research Fellowship

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections.  We are a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.  Collections are renowned for their depth and interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields. 

 

3-Year Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship

We strongly encourage applicants in disciplines including ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals.  Research should be based at one of the STRI facilities; proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered.  STRI's most prestigious fellowship provides complete freedom to pursue intellectual curiosity at one or more of our nine facilities in Panama for three years.

Various Categories

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Brown University Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research.  Topics vary year to year. 

 

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (for Postdoc researchers, and Senior Researchers)

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program supports independent research and study related to Smithsonian facilities, experts, or collection for the increase and diffusion of knowledge. Postdoctoral Student Fellowships and Senior Research Fellowships are typically 3 to 12 months in length. Both are open to US citizens and non-US citizens. Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS).

 

The George Burch Fellowship

The purpose of the George E. Burch Fellowship is to support a distinguished scholar in residence at the Smithsonian. The fellow may work in any discipline, but the creative effort should, in accordance with the wishes of the donor, be related to medicine. Dr. Burch’s goal is to permit the fellowship recipient time to think with freedom and creativity, and thereby stimulate new medically related theories in his or her discipline. The fellowship is eligible for post-doctoral scholars, whose research interests lie within medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, and fields in the social science and humanities, as it applies to health and medicine. For this fellowship Dr. George E. Burch envisioned awardees who not only possess a strong interest in health or medicine, but have been confined by their usual responsibilities and overlooked by traditional funding sources. Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS). Applicants should contact staff members to help identify potential advisors, determine the feasibility of the proposed research being conducted at the Smithsonian Institution, and the availability of relevant resources such as staff, collections, archives and library materials during the proposed tenure dates. Current Smithsonian research staff members can be found here.

 

Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. The fellowship provides an award of $4,000, which is intended to pay for travel to and from New Haven and act as a living allowance. The recipient is expected to be in residence for a minimum of twenty days during the period of their award and is encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University. A brief research proposal must include specific details about the relationship of the resources at Yale University to the project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern. For details of the resources available at Yale, see the fellowship page linked above.

 

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.The Ford Foundation offers four fellowship programs including postdoctoral and senior researcher. The senior researcher fellowships aim to bring excellence and diversity to the academic community by supporting the career development of outstanding scholars. The Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship award is open to individuals who have previously held a Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, or Postdoctoral Fellowship and currently hold a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. academic institution.

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