WCED University of Michigan Postdoctoral Fellowship in USA

  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : January 16, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 10328
  • Degree PostDoc
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Scholars who have achieved their Ph.D. since 2021 are encouraged to apply for a WCED Postdoctoral Fellowship through the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan. This two-year fellowship encourages multidisciplinary study of the general historical, political, economic, and social circumstances that either enable democracy and autocracy to flourish or to falter and collapse.

A fellowship for the years 2023–25 has three openings. WCED Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to concentrate on their own research throughout their two-year fellowship while living on-campus full-time at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. They are also required to occasionally attend WCED workshops and activities and give at least one public talk. If desired, a teaching opportunity can be available during the second year of the fellowship.

Important dates:

  • Organized by: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan
  • Deadline: 15 January 2023 – 11:59 PM EST – Afghanistan Time: January 16, 2023 – 08:30 AM 
  • Result announcements date: March 2023
  • Fellowship duration: 2 years from September 2023 – August 2025
  • Location: University of Michigan, USA

Research Area:

  • Historical area
  • Political
  • Economics
  • Societal conditions under which democracy and autocracy either emerge and endure or falter and fail.

Benefits of the program:

The program provides the following:

  • $ 50000 annual salary
  • $ 7000 research expenses
  • Health and life insurance from September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2025.
  • Access to U-M library resources.


  • All disciplines are welcome to apply, however most recent candidates and Fellows have been from political science, sociology, history, and anthropology.
  • Before starting the fellowship, fellows must have successfully defended and submitted their dissertation.
  • Only individuals who got their Ph.D. after January 1, 2021, are eligible.

Required documents:

  • Research proposal (outline the research plan and describe how you will use your time during the fellowship)
  • Update Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample of writing like a dissertation chapter, conference paper, or journal article
  • Two recommendation letter

How to apply?

Interested applicants can fill the online application form.

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