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Listed below are various funding opportunities for post-doctoral student support. This page is continuously updated. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact your faculty advisor.

DEADLINE: February 2

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


DEADLINE: January 15

Dartmouth College U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellowship


DEADLINE: January 5

Cornell University Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships


DEADLINE: January 2

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies, Harvard University

DEADLINE: Not currently accepting applications

Law & Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin


DEADLINE: January 30

National Center for Health Statistics/Academy Health Policy Fellowship


DEADLINE: December 22

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Fellowship


DEADLINE: January 14

Harvard University Center for the Environment Fellowship


DEADLINE: February 2

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

DEADLINE: October 15

Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society

DEADLINE: January 15

Funded Fellowships at the American Research Center in Egypt

DEADLINE: January 15

Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institute

DEADLINE: January 31

Multi-Country Research Fellowships at the Council of American Overseas Research Centers

DEADLINE: January 20

Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

DEADLINE: January 29

Postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Chinese Studies


DEADLINE: January 9

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University


DEADLINE: Rolling deadline

UCLA / RAND Health Sciences Post-Doctoral Training Program

DEADLINE: January 31

Postdoctoral Program at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

DEADLINE: January 31

Grants at the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

DEADLINE: January 31

International Security Fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University


DEADLINE: February 15

American Historical Association Research Grants


DEADLINE: February 1

Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence Research Fellowship at the MacMillen Center, Yale University


DEADLINE: February 20

RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging

DEADLINE: February 21

Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Resources for the Future)

DEADLINE: January 15

American Educational Research Association Grants Program

DEADLINE: March 19

ACLS Public Fellows Program

DEADLINE: December 1

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship at the Social Science Research Council

DEADLINE: No formal deadline. Review of applications begins April 1

NEH Research Fellowships at the Vatican Film Library


Fellowships at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History


Hunt Fellowship - The American Council on Germany


Research Fellowships at the American Institute of Indian Studies


William T. Grant Scholars Program at the William T. Grant Foundation

DEADLINE: August 1

Research Grants at the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

DEADLINE: October 1

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

DEADLINE: October 1, December 1

Franklin Research Grants at the American Philosophical Society

DEADLINE: October 6

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities

DEADLINE: October 15

Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society

DEADLINE:October 15

Fellowships at the National Humanities Center


Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at the German Historical Institute

DEADLINE: Not currently accepting applications

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

DEADLINE: October 25

Max Weber Programme for Postdoctorial Studies at the European University Institute

DEADLINE: October 26

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the NSF - Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)


Leo Baeck Institute - DAAD Fellowship


The Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowships

DEADLINE: October 30

Omohundro Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture


DEADLINE: November 1

Getty-National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship


DEADLINE: November 1 

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, University of California

DEADLINE: November 1

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, University of Michigan

DEADLINE: November 7

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship


DEADLINE: October 1

ACLS Program in China Studies at the Henry Luce Foundation

DEADLINE: October 31

Postdoctoral fellowship program overview at the Earth Institute, Columbia University


DEADLINE: November 17

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, Stanford University

DEADLINE: November 14

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

DEADLINE: December 3

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Washington University


DEADLINE: December 1

Postdoctoral residential and teaching fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute


DEADLINE: December 1

Program for Advanced German and European Studies Fellowship at the Freie Universitat Berlin 


DEADLINE: December 1

Bell Fellowships at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

DEADLINE: November 17

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy, Princeton University

DEADLINE: November 1

Fellowship opportunities at the American Association for the Advancement of Science


DEADLINE: December 8

The Fellowship Program at the Italian Academy for advanced studies in America, Columbia University


DEADLINE: December 15

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the American Bar Foundation

DEADLINE: April 1 and October 1

Research Grants Program at the Harry S. Truman Library Institute


Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics at the Russell Sage Foundation



Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS) Core Fellowship


DEADLINE: October 31

Cambridge University Junior Research Fellowships - Newnham College (*For women only*)


DEADLINE: September 24

Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships


DEADLINE: September 30

University of Michigan - Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships


DEADLINE: October 1

Harvard Academy Scholars Program (Postdoctoral Fellowships)


DEADLINE: October 1

Princeton Society of Fellows, 2015-2018 Fellowship Competition


DEADLINE:October 15

Dartmouth College Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows, 2015-2018


DEADLINE: November 2

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts


DEADLINE: November 14

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program