The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) invites entries for the WCED Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan until January 15. This award is exclusively intended to those who have successfully defended and filed their dissertation before beginning the fellowship to engage in the study of democracies. Winners will receive $55,000 salary annually, plus other benefits.
The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan invites postdoctoral scholars to apply for the WCED Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship supports research on the broad historical, political, economic, and societal conditions under which democracies emerge and autocracies endure. 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.
Three winners will get annual salaries, each of $55,000 and $7,000 in research funds.
Level and Area of Studies
The WCED Postdoctoral Fellowship welcomes all disciplines, but primarily from political science, sociology, history, and anthropology areas.
Place of Study
At Michigan University in the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible for the WCED Postdoctoral Fellowship,
- Fellows are welcomed 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 Ph.D. after January 1 of a year prior to application opening.
The United States citizens are welcome to apply.
All candidates applying for the WCED Postdoctoral Fellowship are required to submit the materials as follows:
- 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.
January 15 every year.