These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. We seek candidates who are prepared to initiate their next post-doctoral project. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields. Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary programs, sciences, engineering, business and medicine.
Society Postdoctoral Fellows
- participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work
- hold appointments as a Lecturers in a department and/or program as well as Postdoctoral Fellows in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track
- teach two courses over the course of the three-year fellowship
- are in residence for the fall, winter and spring terms
- receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)
- are not asked to teach basic department service or language courses
- have access to college resources such as the library and computing center
- do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space
Off-campus research leave during academic terms is permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Faculty Director of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave
Stipend and resources
Society Fellowships normally run for up to 34 months, beginning on September 1 and ending on June 30th of the final year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $4,600 plus benefits, and $5,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs.
The departments and/or programs where fellows are appointed Lecturers have the primary responsibility for providing office and working space for Fellows, as well as access to other research needs or equipment. The Society helps to assure the cooperation of departments in providing the requisite setting for the scholarly and creative work of each Fellow.
Applicants for the 2019 – 2022 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2017, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2019.
Application and process
Applications are accepted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/51456 and must be received on or before September 17, 2018, 11:59PM EDT. A complete application packet consists of the following:
- Interfolio Society of Fellows application cover sheet
- a personal statement outlining your scholarly agenda: completed research (including dissertation), plans for the three-year fellowship (including new research beyond the dissertation), and any other information related to your professional goals (1,500 word limit)
- a fellowship statement outlining your opportunities at Dartmouth: describe the work of at least two faculty who might serve as mentors, summarize your teaching interests, and explain why you wish to be part of a multidisciplinary cohort in the Society of Fellows (750 word limit)
- a curriculum vitae
- three confidential letters of recommendation
- relevant transcripts from graduate studies
Incomplete or late dossiers will not be reviewed.
Fellowship applications are evaluated by the Society of Fellow’s Senior Fellows.