Our next round of post-doctoral fellowships will be for the academic year 2018-19. Applications will be accepted in Winter 2018. Please check back for more information.
Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, renewable for a second year contingent on performance. Applications are welcome from scholars across the humanities, social sciences, and social science-related professional schools. We seek to appoint promising post-doctoral scholars who are actively engaged in research on topics related to our core scholarly mission, which is to develop new knowledge about civil society, the impact of philanthropy, and relations between nonprofits, government, and business. It is a broad mandate, open to scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Our recent postdoctoral fellows have studied the uneasy relationship between democracy and philanthropy, associational life in authoritarian societies, environmental movements in China, unequal access to social capital, and the relationship between government provision of social services and the growth of the nonprofit sector.
The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is an affiliate of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Since 2006, the Center has supported PhD students and undergraduates from across the university. The post-doctoral fellowship program, which began in 2010, is an effort to support young scholars from outside Stanford. The Center also sponsors a Junior Scholars Forum every June in which postdoctoral fellows participate.
The annual fellowship stipend is $60,000, plus the standard benefits that postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University receive, including health insurance and travel funds. The fellowship program falls under U.S. Immigration J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa activities. The start date of the fellowship will be September 2018, unless otherwise agreed.
How to apply
Application materials should be submitted to the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society via email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “PACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2018.” The deadline will be posted on this webpage soon. Please include the following items and information in your application:
- Cover letter: detailing the reasons for the applicant’s interest in coming to Stanford;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Fellowship proposal: detailing the research that the fellow would undertake while at Stanford (five page limit);
- Writing sample: consisting of either a dissertation chapter or a recent published paper. There are no specific page length or formatting requirements for this sample;
- Graduate Transcript: with proof that applicants have completed all the requirements for the PhD, or a letter from their PhD advisor stating when they will do so;
- Two Letters of Recommendation.
Please disclose if you have additional funding arrangements.
To assume a Post-Doctoral Fellowship, you must have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2018. We cannot consider applications from scholars who earned a PhD earlier than Sept. 1, 2015.
Questions about the application process or requirements should be directed to Priya Shanker, at email@example.com.