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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: Application available mid-December

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


DEADLINE: January 2

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies, Harvard University

DEADLINE: Check back in the fall

Law & Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin


DEADLINE: January 5

National Center for Health Statistics/Academy Health Policy Fellowship


DEADLINE: December 29

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Fellowship


DEADLINE: January 14

Harvard University Center for the Environment Fellowship


DEADLINE: Application available November 2014

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 13

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 27

Postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Chinese Studies


DEADLINE: January 8

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


DEADLINE: January 16

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: Not yet posted

RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging

DEADLINE: February 21

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

DEADLINE: September 4

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

DEADLINE: October 1

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 27

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


Leo Baeck Institute - DAAD Fellowship

DEADLINE: November 1

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: Application will be available September 2014

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: November 15

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 2

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



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

DEADLINE: Year-round

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


Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics at the Russell Sage Foundation


DEADLINE: September 3

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS) Core Fellowship


DEADLINE: Applications open late summer

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