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University of Michigan

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College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458215
Date Posted: 09/05/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
emerging democracies
democratic process
Salary Range: $50,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan invites postdoctoral scholars to apply for the Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship supports research on the broad historical, political, economic, and societal conditions under which democracies emerge—and autocracies endure.

Up to three awards are available for the 2018-20 fellowship. Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to focus on their own research, participate in WCED workshops and events, and present one public lecture during their fellowship year, while in residence at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

We welcome excellent applicants from all disciplines. Fellows must have successfully defended and filed their dissertation before beginning the fellowship. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received their PhD after January 1, 2016.

Fellowships carry an annual salary of $50,000 plus $2,000 in research funds per year, and will be eligible for U-M health, dental, and life insurance options (beginning September 1, 2018 through May 31, 2020). Fellows have full access to U-M library resources.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Link
Application deadline: 01/15/2018
Application Instructions:
Candidates will be required to submit:
• A two-page research plan that outlines the research project and how the fellow will spend his/her
time during the fellowship year
• Curriculum Vitae
• A scholarly writing sample, such as a dissertation chapter, conference paper, or journal article
• Two letters of recommendation

Fellowship applications must be received by January 15, 2018, 11:59 PM EST. Applicants will be notified in March 2018. Fellowship period is from September 2018 – May 2020.