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Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities


Academic Postdocs:
* They will be for a period of two years;
* They will be equally divided between teaching and scholarship;
* They will provide intensive mentoring for both teaching and research;
* They will give students opportunities to broaden their teaching experience in settings decidedly different from classes they taught as graduate assistants;
* They will encourage interdisciplinary in the humanities.

Career Postdocs:
WWNFF will match humanities Ph.D. students and recent graduates with opportunities outside of college teaching and research that lead to fulfilling careers.


Academic Postdocs:
* Applicants must have received or expect to receive their Ph.D.'s in the humanities between December of 1998 and June of 2000 from an accredited program in the United States.
* Applicants must have had significant teaching experience.
* Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
* The normal expectation for all applicants is that the degree will have been earned in no more than 7 years including the M.A. work; no applicant will be disqualified based solely on their time-to-degree.
* Candidates who hold tenure track positions at colleges or universities are not eligible to apply. Fellows must make a two-year commitment, contingent on satisfactory performance.

Career Postdocs:
* The program is open to all Ph.D. graduates (or currently enrolled doctoral students) of higher education institutions in the U.S., and is also open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing their doctorate at overseas institutions.
* Applicants must have received their doctorate between January 1997 and June 2000.


Host institutions will provide a minimum salary of $30,000 and benefits (with partial support from the WWNFF), office space, and research and library support.


November 19, 1999- Applications must be received by this date.

Application and for more information
For complete guideline and application information please refer to:
Academic Postdocs please apply online at
and Career Postdocs at


Please mail Multiple Copies of the following (one copy for each site to which you are applying, plus a file copy):
* A 1-2 page letter describing your teaching ideas and goals and long-term scholarly interests. Include an additional brief explanatory statement if your time-to-degree is more than 7 years.
* A C.V., including teaching experience and awards.
* A 1-2 page dissertation abstract.
* Career services package (including letters of reference and graduate transcript. At least one letter should speak to your pedagogy. Letters and transcripts may be sent to the program directly from the Registrar or recommender. One copy of the transcript is sufficient. Recommendations on letterhead with original signatures for EACH institution will make a better impression and keep our copying costs down, but are not mandatory.
* If you have already graduated, please indicate your professional activities since then.

Please send all materials, in one envelope if possible to:

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
CN 5281 Princeton,
NJ 08543-5281

Please contact Teresa Stevens, Program Administrator, at with any questions or concerns

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