Call for postdoctoral applications for Michigan Society of Fellows

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:00 PM

The Michigan Society of Fellows is currently seeking applications for postdoctoral appointments in the humanities, arts, sciences, and professions beginning in 2021.

The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. The objective of the Society is to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals holding advanced degrees in their fields, who are selected for their outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests.

Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers. Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2018, and September 1, 2021. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects. This is not an artist-in-residence program but rather an opportunity to develop one’s work in conversation with fellows from a range of disciplines during the three years of the fellowship. The program seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcomes candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. or comparable artistic or professional degree from the University of Michigan will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by Society members and University faculty. Final selections will be made in late January 2021. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $60,000.

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2020